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Rothwell and Sheppard Genealogy Ferguson Falls

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Rothwell and Sheppard Genealogy Ferguson Falls

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Thursday, October 2nd, 1952         Mrs. A.M. Sheppard Mourned at Ferguson’s Falls

            The home of Alex M. Sheppard, Ferguson’s Falls, was saddened by the loss of his wife, who died on Sunday, September 21st, after a lingering illness. Deceased, whose maiden name was Eleanor May Rothwell, was born near Ferguson’s Falls, the daughter of Mrs. Rothwell, of Carleton Place, and the late Thomas A. Rothwell. She was married to Mr. Sheppard on August 27th, 1917, and the intervening years were productive of many strong friendships, which will live in memory. She was fond of company and made her visitors feel welcome and at home. In social ways, in business and in church life, she came in contact with many and it is only mete to say that she will long be remembered for her geniality and consideration of others. She was a charter member, and had been made a life member of the Women’s Institute. A member of the Women’s Auxiliary and the Women’s Guild of St. John’s church, and her helping hand will be missed in these organizations. All that medical skill and careful nursing could do was accorded, but it availed naught and death came very peacefully with her family all around her. The funeral on Wednesday was very largely attended with friends from Hamilton, Toronto, Kingston, Renfrew, Arnprior, Pakenham and Ottawa present. Funeral service at the house and church was conducted by the Rev. E. Allsopp. The hymns sung were, “Nearer My God to Thee,” “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee,” “Where the Light Forever Shineth,” and “For Ever With the Lord.” The pallbearers were James Sheppard, Robert Sheppard, S. J. Rothwell, 0. E. Rothwell, 0. H. Dezell and John C. Ebbs. She leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband, two daughters, Blanche, of Ottawa; and, Elena, Mrs. Art. McCall, of Boyd’s, and one grandchild, Ruth Eleanor; her aged mother, two brothers, Harold, of Ottawa; William G. of Carleton Place; and one sister, Susie, now in Ottawa. The floral tributes were: a Broken Circle, the family; Pillow; Mabel, Mary K. Sheppard, Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Dezell, Joan and Robert; Wreaths: mother, Susie, Harold and Gertie, William G. and Mabel; Livingston and family; L.O.L. No. 7, Drummond; Sprays: Mr. and Mrs. Warren Rothwell, Manitoba: Officers and members of St. John’s W. A.; principal and staff members of Lisgar Collegiate:; Mr. and Mrs. William McCall and Ross; Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Woods; Willingdon and Keith Munro; Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard Ebbs and Katherine;  Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Command; John and Harold Steele,  Mr. and Mrs. A. Badour, Hon. G. H. Doucett, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Graham, Dorothy  Armstrong and Lorraine Berkley; Mildred Stead, Mr. and Mrs. Ted. Duffy, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wilson; Mrs. Ida McEwen; Mr. and Mrs. Roy McEwen; Mr, and Mrs. T. Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Jack White,  Mrs. Jessie Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ebbs, Thomas and Kate Warren, Lanark and Ramsay Telephone Co., Ferguson’s Falls Women’s Institute; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hollinger and family; Thomas Hollinger. Baskets: Mrs. Mary Graham, John Graham and Margaret; Mr. and Mrs. George Graham and family; Mrs. Annie Smith and the Graham family; Mrs. Margaret Sheppard, Margaret,  Robert, Jim and Iva; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sheppard, Mr. and Mrs. James Sheppard; Mr. and Mrs. Graham Sheppard; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Sheppard; Katie and Ella Sheppard, Mr. and Mrs. Roy McEwen; Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Rothwell and family; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Rothwell and Douglas; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Delaine, Mr and Mrs. John James and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Rothwell, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Rothwell and family. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bowland, Mr. and Mrs. W. Weir, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bowland and Byron Bowland; The A.M.C. Steno Pool and Duplicating Pool; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Millar, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Drummond, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Cummings, Miss Mary Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. W. Kilfoyle; Mrs. Adelard Chartrand and family; Art. Sheppard, Wilf. Sheppard and Mrs. Mary Grant; Mr and Mrs. Glen Stafford, Mr and Mrs. Bert. Anderson, Mrs. Marie Sheppard, Eleanor Sheppard; the Davidson family; Boyd’s United Church W. A.; Gladys and Harry O’Boyle; Mrs. Scales and Mr. and Mrs. G. Williams; Miss Audrey Chambers; Corsage: Ruth Eleanor McCall.

 

 

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The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 26- Mary Rathwell and Eleanor Ennis

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The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 26- Mary Rathwell and Eleanor Ennis

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New Addition to the Code Journals (actual letter to T.A. Code from Mrs W.J. Rothwell ( Mary)

Lanark R. R. 1

March 18 ( no year)

To: Mr. T. A. Code, Perth

Dear Mr. Code,

I was very pleased to have your letters in Sat. mail and deem it quite a prize to hold– the documents re: Ennis Estate. I shall draw your attention to one error contained. The *Ennis “Cresh” if there is any.

*(author’s note–Cresh-Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups – by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair)

Thank you, my husband W. J. is quite himself to-day. He remains in bed. In fact he had to as his cold affected the head and stomach. He expects to attend Mr. Morris’s funeral to-morrrow.

David was the only child of the first marriage. My mother, Eleanor, was the oldest of the second family.

In order: Eleanor, Sarah, Maggie, John, Esther, Rebecca.

I like your ideas of the family tree, and have been meandering about.

Truly yours,

Mary Rothwell

Mrs. W. J. Rothwell (William Joseph)

Lanark, R.R. 1

Mary E. (James) Rothwell obit- 1941 -

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Jan 1941, Fri  •  Page 19

 

William Joseph Rothwell

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Death: December 03, 1940 (65)
Immediate Family: Son of John Rothwell and Eleanor Mary Warren
Husband of Mary Ethel James
Father of Eleanor Kathleen Dorothy Rothwell

 

Original letter typed up in 1929 by T. A. Code and sent to Andrew Haydon from the journal I purchased.-Perth, Ontario,1929. Noted history about Eleanor Ennis mother of Mary Rathwell who wrote the above letter and why she was interested in Ennis family history.

Perth, December 16,1929.

Ennis Genealogy

Coped from a letter from Arthur Foster of Chilliwack, B.C. dated September 29th 1929. to George Ennis of Balderson, Ontario.

James Ennis, senior was married in Ireland before coming to this country. Four children were the issue of this union viz.

Mrs. Charles Harvey, Mrs. john Chalmers, Mrs. James Cook and one son James Ennis Jr. also one son David died young.

The name of his first wife not related or known. His second wife was Caroline Buell who died at Ennisville/Innisville in the early eighties.

James Ennis, Jr. married Miss Jackson and one son David was the only issue. He was again married to Essie Jackson, a sister of his first wife, and the following family followed.

Eleanor- Mrs. Wm. James (Mary Rothwell’s Mother)

Sarah-Mrs. John James, Clayton

John-later of Port Huron

Esther- Mrs. T. A. Kidd Burritts Rapids

Death

Perth Courier, Feb 24 1925 Death
In Lanark twp, February 15, Eleanor Ennis, wife of William H James, aged 50 years, 2 14 days. Born in Innisville in 1845. Daughters are Mrs R Montgomery, Lanark; Mrs Thomas Hands, Drummond, Mrs Wm Rathwell, Lanark and Mrs Frank, Edmonton and Sadie, Gladys and Nellie at home. Son William also at home…to St George’s
Cem…brother John E, Sarnia; brother-in-law T A Kidd, Burritt’s Rapids (Carleton Place ‘Central Canadian’)

 

Mary Ethel James

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Death: January 15, 1941 (62)
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family: Daughter of William Hill James and Eleanor Ennis
Wife of William Joseph Rothwell
Mother of Eleanor Kathleen Dorothy Rothwell

 

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The Original Thomas Alfred Code and Andrew Haydon Letters – —Part 1

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 2– Perth Mill

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 3– Genealogy Ennis

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4a – Innisville the Beginning

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4b – Innisville — Coopers and “Whipping the Cat” 1860-1870

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4c – Innisville — Henry York and Johnny Code

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4d – Innisville — “How We did Hoe it Down”!

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4e – Innisville — ‘Neighbours Furnished one Another with Fire’

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 5- Code Family– “Hawthorn Mill was a Failure, and the Same Bad Luck has Followed for at Least 50 Years”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 6- Code Family– “Almost everything of an industry trial character had vanished in Innisville in 1882”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 7- Code Family–“Thank God, no member of my family has disgraced me or the name!

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 8- Code Family– “We got a wool sack and put him inside and took him to the bridge”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 9- Code Family –“I had much trouble in saving myself from becoming a first class liar”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 10- Code Family – I conjured to myself: “You will know me later!” And Peter McLaren did.

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 11- Code Family –“I continued with bull dog tenacity for 12 years without salary”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 12- Code Family–“Had I the course to go over again I would evade outside responsibilities beyond my share, even if it cost more”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 13- Code Family–S. S. No. 17 Drummond, Innisville

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 14- Code Family–Letters from Mother Elizabeth Hicks

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 15- Code Family– Love and Runaway Marriages

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 16- Code Family-“The fish would shoot back and forth and at time hit their legs causing them to fall”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 17- Code Family–“A reaper with the sickle and danced all night”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 18- Code Family–Family Records from the Family Bible

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 19- Code Family–“Michell was never known to have any money, excepting at or after tax sales”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 20- Code Family–“Whither Are We Drifting?”– The Perth Public School

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 21- Code Family–Franktown Past and Present Reverend John May

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 22- Code Family–Field Day at “The Hill” (McDonald’s Corners)

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 23- Code Family–Brother John — John Code Goes West

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 24- Code Family– Built for the Love of his Life

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 25- Code Family– A Letter from Mother

 

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