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What Happened to Lena May Connery of Pakenham? Connery Melanson Genealogy

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What Happened to Lena May Connery of Pakenham? Connery Melanson Genealogy
Body Recovered
December 15, 1899
Almonte Gazette

When Lena May Connery was born in 1885 in Pakenham, Ontario, her father, James, was 46, and her mother, Jennie, was 26. She had one brother and one sister. She died as a teenager on December 11, 1899, in Arnprior, Ontario, and was buried in Lanark, Ontario

Inquest Continues
December 21, 1899
Inquest - Part 2
December 14, 1899
Inquest - Part 1
December 14, 1899
Verdict of Inquest
December 28, 1899
Alexander R. Melanson – (1960)After a lengthy illness, the death occurred in hospital in Ottawa on April 5th of one of the pioneers of Pakenham Township, in the person of Alexander Robert Melanson. He was in his 94th year and had lived all his life in Pakenham Township. Mr. Melanson was the youngest and last surviving member of the family of Alexander Melanson and his wife, Agnes M. Kettrick, the others being Mrs. Jas. Connery (Jennie), Pakenham; Joseph, Arnprior and Mrs. John Shane (Ellen), North Dakota. In 1895 he was married to Caroline Millar, who died in 1945. To them was born a family of four daughters and six sons. Those surviving are, Lorne, Pakenham; Mrs. J. C. Fulton (Effie), Cedar Hill; Mrs. James Currie (Agnes), Ottawa; Mrs. Stuart Currie (Ray), Blakeney; Clifford, Pakenham; William, Arnprior; Mrs. Thomas Fulton (Jennie), Pakenham and Joseph, Almonte. A son Kenneth, died in 1955 and another boy died in infancy. He also leaves 25 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Since the death of his wife, Mr. Melanson made his home with his daughter, Mrs. T. Fulton. In spite of his advanced years, he retained a wonderful memory to the last and delighted in telling many interesting stories of pioneer days. He also continued to have a deep interest in local, political and worldwide affairs. Officiating at the funeral service held in the Kerry-Scott Funeral Home was his pastor, Rev. W. L. Henley of Zion United Church, Cedar Hill, who paid tribute to the character and disposition of the deceased. The large attendance of friends, and neighbours and the numerous floral offerings testified to the esteem in which he was held. The pallbearers were Messrs. Herbert Stanley, John Lawson, Hiram McCann, Clarence Boal, James Connery and Jack Forsythe. Interment was in the United Church Cemetery, Pakenham.

Mrs. Alex Melanson

Tribute to the memory of Mrs. Alexander Robert Melanson (Caroline Millar) was paid when large numbers from this community and outside attended the funeral, which was held from her late home on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30. Rev. H. A. Turner conducted the services. Mrs. Melanson died on Thursday Sept. 27. She was in delicate health for many years, owing to a heart condition. She was born in Pakenham Township 73 years ago, a daughter of the late John Millar and his wife, Elizabeth Evans. After her marriage 50 years ago to Mr. Melanson she went to live in Cedar Hill, where she resided until her death. Surviving are her husband, daughters, (Effie), Mrs. J. C. Fulton; (Agnes), Mrs. Jas. Currie, Clayton; (Ray), Mrs. Stuart Currie and Mrs. Thos. Fulton of Pakenham Township; five sons, Lorne, Clifford, Joseph, Kenneth of Cedar Hill and William of Arnprior. Of a family of five she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Barrie of White Lake and Mrs. Robert Watchorn of Almonte. A large number of floral contributions were in evidence including, a spray from the Cedar Hill W. I. Mr. and Mrs. Melanson had planned to celebrate their golden wedding in October of this year.Tribute to the memory of Mrs. Alexander Robert Melanson (Caroline Millar) was paid when large numbers from this community and outside attended the funeral, which was held from her late home on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30. Rev. H. A. Turner conducted the services. Mrs. Melanson died on Thursday Sept. 27. She was in delicate health for many years, owing to a heart condition. She was born in Pakenham Township 73 years ago, a daughter of the late John Millar and his wife, Elizabeth Evans. After her marriage 50 years ago to Mr. Melanson she went to live in Cedar Hill, where she resided until her death. Surviving are her husband, daughters, (Effie), Mrs. J. C. Fulton; (Agnes), Mrs. Jas. Currie, Clayton; (Ray), Mrs. Stuart Currie and Mrs. Thos. Fulton of Pakenham Township; five sons, Lorne, Clifford, Joseph, Kenneth of Cedar Hill and William of Arnprior. Of a family of five she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Barrie of White Lake and Mrs. Robert Watchorn of Almonte. A large number of floral contributions were in evidence including, a spray from the Cedar Hill W. I. Mr. and Mrs. Melanson had planned to celebrate their golden wedding in October of this year.

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