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From: "Patti Hand" <>
Subject: [Ont] Re: Grandma's Scrapbook - Page 55
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 15:22:43 -0600
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These clippings were saved in a book by my great-grandmother Sarah Elizabeth
(SELBY) AGAR, or perhaps by her mother, Eliza (BELL) SELBY. Unfortunately,
most are not dated and I do not know which newspaper they were from.
However, I suspect that many of them were from The Alliston Herald. I will
type them just as they appear -- spelling mistakes, punctuation and all!
Each posting here represents one page (one side) from the book.
We are sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Joseph AGNEW, which sad event
occurred at Fort McLeod, in the North-West Territories. His remains were
brought to Alliston for interment. Our sympathy is extended to those who
mourn his loss.
After a short illness Mrs. Nathaniel SMALLEY departed this life last week,
and was consigned to the tomb on Friday to await the resurrection morn. May
Mr. SMALLEY and family seek comfort in their sad hour of affliction from Him
who death all things for the best, is the wish of your correspondent.
DEATH SUMMONS H. P. BLACHFORD
Prominent Merchant and Leading Lay Figure in Anglican Church.
In the death of Mr. H. P. BLACHFORD, president of H. and C. BLACHFORD Ltd.,
the well known shoe merchants, Yonge Street, which occurred yesterday, at
his residence 166, Carlton Street, a familiar figure and highly respected
citizen has been removed from commercial circles. The deceased gentleman,
who was in his 78th year, was a native of Toronto, born of English parents
on Nov. 19th, 1843.
For the last fifty-six years he was closely identified with the boot and
shoe industry. He, with his brother, established the business in 1864 on
King Street east, opposite St. James' Cathedral. Through his untiring
energy and strict probity the business developed into one of the best-known
shoe houses in the Dominion.
Although of a retiring nature, the late Mr. BLACHFORD took a keen interest
in everything that promised to promote the general welfare of the city, but
his chief interest apart from the business was his church associations. he
was a sincere Anglican and a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Church, Yonge
Street, and was present at the opening of that edifice in 1847. He held the
office of church warden for two five-year periods, 1882-1887 and 1893-1898.
He also represented the parish at the annual Diocesian Synod since 1904.
Several years ago he was appointed by the Bishop of Toronto a member of St.
Alban's Cathedral Chapter. Deceased was also a member of the Church Bible
and Prayer Book Society, the York Pioneers and St. George's Society. He was
active in aquatic affairs and took a keen delight in exploring the Muskoka
Lakes, being one of the pioneers in the development of that region into a
Summer playground for Toronto citizens and tourists. He was one of the
first to build a Summer home at an island in Lake Rosseau, about forty years
Deceased is survived by his widow and three sons, Percy S., Frederick A. and
George Allan; four brothers, Chas. E., Arthur W., R. Thomas and Alfred J.
and one sister, Miss M. L. BLACHFORD. The funeral will be held on Wednesday
afternoon from the Church of the Holy Trinity.
HOGAN - KENNEDY
Very quietly at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14th, in St. Paul's Church,
Beeton, the marriage took place of Maude Agnes, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. A.
P. KENNEDY, to John Crosby HOGAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. HOGAN, Toronto.
The ceremony was solemnized by the Rev. A. P. KENNEDY, father of the bride.
After the service the Holy Communion was celebrated. The bride wore a
travelling suit of navy Jersey silk and black hat, with fox fur, and wore a
string of pearls, the gift of the groom. Mr. and Mrs. HOGAN left for a trip
to the Kawartha Lakes, and on their return will reside at Lakeview