|Spouse Name:||John Paul|
|Spouse Birth Place:||Canada|
|Spouse Residence:||Ramsay Township|
|Marriage Date:||4 Jan 1860|
|Father Name:||George McPherson|
|Mother Name:||Jane Marr|
|Spouse Father Name:||Andrew Paul|
|Spouse Mother Name:||Euphemia Yule|
|Name:||Sarah Duff McPherson|
|Birth Date:||abt 1838|
|Death Date:||26 Jun 1878|
|Death Place:||Lanark, Ontario, Canada|
|Cause of Death:||Puerpairal Convulsions|
|Birth Year:||abt 1822|
|Residence Place:||Dalhousie and Sherbrooke North, Lanark North, Ontario, Canada|
|Relation to Head:||Head|
|Spouse’s Name:||Sarah Paul|
|Father’s Birth Place:||Ireland|
|Mother’s Birth Place:||Ireland|
|Neighbours:||View others on page|
|Household MembersAgeRelationshipJohn Paul69HeadSarah Paul70WifeMartha Paul45DaughterArchable Paul32Son|
As in the fall, when the frosts of winter creep o’er the land, Nature one by one calls away the flowers she cherishes, so the Lord, as the snows- of age begin to fall, calls home ones he loves. The last to receive what was to him a welcome. summons was Mr. John Paul, of “Mount Blow Farm,” Ramsay.
Mr. Paul had been ill only about a month from progressive paralysis,and the news came as a painful shock to his friends, who were hoping to soon see him around again not realizing the seriousness of his malady. He was a man universally admired and respected for his sterling character and upright life. Always ready to befriend the unfortunate or to lend a cheering hand where the shadows of sickness or death had fallen.
Bom in a house which stood on the site of the dwelling in which he died, he lived continuously for sixty-eight years on “Mount Blow Farm-” He was bom June 14th, 1835, his father being. the late Andrew Paul, who was one of the pioneer Scotch settlers of this section, as was also his mother, who before her marriage was Miss Effie Yuill. His father died in I800, and the responsibility’ of a family, of’ two brothers and six sisters fell on his shoulders.
On 4th of January, 1860, he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Duff McPherson. Their union was blessed with nine children—eight boys and one girl, of whom six survive—John L., Innisville ; George MoP., Sarnia ; William J.., on the homestead ; David M., Advocate, Thiessaton ; Jas. M., Oak Lake, Man., and the only daughter, Miss Effie B., Brockville. The dead are Andrew, Frank and Robert. Mrs. Paul died in 1871, and for eight years he lived alone, but in 1882 he married the widow of Mr. H. A. Robertson of Perth, who survives him. Deceased was a Presbyterian in religion, and all his life was closely connected with church work, more particularly with the Sunday school department.
For over forty years, first at the old eighth line church and later, at the eighth line (Greig’s) school, he taught Sunday school, instilling it to the irinds of the children the first principles of a true Christian life, and at the same time setting them a shining example in his own life. Hewas an elder in St. Andrew’s church, Almonte, which church he appealed to.
In politics he was a Liberal, but always supported that which he thought was for the best interests of the country. He was often urged to enter public life, but could never be prevailed upon to do so, preferring to distribute his efforts in doing good to the greatest number rather than contain his attention to any line of work. He was a man without a known enemy, and his advice was eagerly sought after and readily given to all classes.
His death has caused a vacancy in the countryside which will be felt for years, and which w ill not be easily filled. About 45 years ago he commenced the lime burning business, which he carried on successfully on his farm. A few years ago his son William was admitted to the business, which from that time was carried on under the firm name of J . Paul & Son. The funeral on Monday was a worthy tribute to a worthy man. The attendance was very large, and was representative of the whole district. The cortege was over a mile long, and as it wound its way to the eighth line cemetery gave indisputable evidence of the popularity of the deceased, and of the esteem and respect in which he was held. May 2, 1903 of an Apopletic Stroke.