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What was one of the Largest Funerals in Lanark County?

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Joseph Hugh Ebbs was born January 9 1877 to William Ebbs and Sarah Keyes on Lot 13 Con 8  in Drummond. Ebbs was an appointed sheriff and High County Constable of Lanark County. from 1923- to 1928 and was also the Chairman of the Ontario Cheese Producers.

 

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In May of 1943 he died and when the remains of Mr. Ebbs was conveyed from his home at Drummond Centre to Boyd’s Cemetery. The procession of cars was over two miles long and only a small portion of those folks were able to gain admittance to St. John’s Anglican Church.

 

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Many Pay Tribute To Memory Of Mrs. J. H. Ebbs

Death came suddenly to Bertha May Crampton,  widow of the late Joseph H. Ebbs, at her home in Drummond township, on Friday, August 30th. Mrs. Ebbs had suffered a slight stroke six weeks previously but had recovered sufficiently to be able to get around and visit her friends but early on Friday morning her son John went to her bedside to speak to her after doing the morning chores, and found that she had died in her sleep. The late Mrs. Ebbs who was in her 67th year, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Crampton. After receiving her education in Innisville she was employed for a number of years by J. L. Galvin & Sons, Carleton Place. In 1912 she was united in marriage with Joseph H. Ebbs,  former sheriff of Lanark who predeceased her by three years. To this union was born one son, John Charles, who survives. She also is survived by two brothers, Chas. S. Crampton of Innisville, and John Crampton of Saginaw, Mich. She as predeceased two months ago by one brother, James Crampton of Innisville, and some years ago by two sisters, Annie, Mrs. H. Morris, of Owen Sound, and Margaret, Mrs. A. J. Ruttle, of Ferguson’s Falls. The late Mrs. Ebbs, was of a retiring disposition, her chief interest being in her home where many enjoyed her hospitality. She was a valued  member and took a  deep interest in the Women’s Auxiliary and the Altar Guild of St. John’s Anglican church, Innisville, and L. O. B. A.,  No. 256. Innisville of which she was a charter member. Her funeral, which was very largely attended, was held on Sunday, Sept.1st from Blair and Sons Funeral Parlour, Perth, to St . John’s Anglican church, Innisville, and was conducted by the Rev. D. F. Weegar. The pallbearers were two cousins,  William and John A. Ebbs, and four nephews, Chas. Crampton, James Crampton, Alfred Crampton. and Harvey Ruttle. The many beautiful  floral tributes and expressions of sympathy testified to the high esteem in which deceased was held.