ONTARIO-L ArchivesArchiver > ONTARIO > 2001-01 > 0980917526
From: "Patti Hand" <>
Subject: [Ont] Re: Grandma's Scrapbook - Page 82
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 23:05:26 -0600
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.
On Tuesday evening of last week the home of Mr. Robt. ASAPH was the scene of
a very pleasant event, when the congregation of St. Peter's church, West
Essa, drove to his residence and took possession. After indulging in
various games, Mr. and Mrs. ASAPH were ushered into the parlor, where the
following address was read and presentations made: --
To Mr. and Mrs. Robt. ASAPH.
We, on behalf of the members of St. Peter's church, West Essa, have met this
evening to assure you of our deep regret at your removal from our midst.
You were born on this farm and have resided on it continuously for more than
seventy years. You have passed through all the trials and hardships which
the brave men and women who first settled in this country endured in
changing the forest into fruitful fields yielding their rich harvest. You
have been a helper and sympathizer in all the trials and afflictions that
have visited us. You also took an active part in building a church and
maintaining a clergyman in our parish and you and your family have by your
help and your means been always ready to do all in your power for the good
of the church. We, therefore, as fellow members, regret your removal from
amongst us and beg that you, Mr. ASAPH, will accept this gold-headed cane,
and you Mrs. ASAPH, this clock and lamp, as slight tokens of the affection
and esteem in which you and your family are held. And we trust that you
both may be long spared to enjoy your well-earned rest and that when you are
called away from earth, you may be welcomed into that home above, by the
words, "Well done good and faithful servants enter into the joy of thy
Lord." Signed on behalf of the congregation,
Mrs. Wm. SCOTT,
Mrs. John AGNEW.
November 30th, 1904.
Mr. Wm. ASAPH, on behalf of his father and mother, replied, and assured
those present that such an act of kindness was quite unexpected by them. He
sincerely thanked their friends for these evidences of friendship and
assured them that they would not forget the kindness shown by the
congregation of St. Peter's church. When those present had partaken of a
sumptuous repast they started for home, all pleased with the evening's
OLD YORK CITIZEN DEAD.
Samuel MACHELL was Son of the Founder of Aurora.
On Monday, March 18th, Mr. Samuel MACHELL died at his late residence, 168
Ossington Avenue, Toronto, at the advanced age of 85 years. He was born
near Aurora, and was the son of the late Richard MACHELL, who for many years
was engaged in the mercantile business there, and was the founder of the
place known for several years as MACHELL's Corners, now Aurora. For some
years Mr. MACHELL was associated with his father in business there,
afterwards conducting a mercantile business in King, and later taking up
farming at the same place. He came to Toronto about twenty years ago, where
he has since resided. He married Miss Eliza McCAUSLAND, sister of Dr.
McCAUSLAND, of this city, and had four children, Dr. H. T. MACHELL, the late
Dr. Arthur MACHELL, of Owen Sound; Mrs. GOODE and Mrs. BOVELL. He was a man
of sterling worth, and very successful in business. The interment took
place in the Aurora Cemetery.
Mr. Charles HAUGH is doing a rushing business in his new store.
Mr. Thos. HAUGH, who has been ill nearly a year, is no better.
Mr. BROCKWELL of Everett is moving to J. A. MILLER's farm.
Mr. Robert LAKING has moved to Mr. CUNNINGHAM's farm near Cookstown.
On Wednesday, March 24th, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. BELL was the scene
of a very pretty gathering, when their daughter, Sarah, was united in
marriage to Mr. Samuel McKNIGHT of Baxter. The ceremony was performed by
Rev. G. I. CRAW of Thornton. The bride, handsomely attired in voile and
wreath, was given away by her father under an arch of wedding bells. She
was attended by her cousin, Miss I. A. L. BROLLEY of Toronto, prettily
gowned in an Empire dress, trimmed with lace and insertion. The groom was
attended by his brother, W. I. McKNIGHT. The groom's gift to the bride was
a handsome gold locket. The bride's presents were costly and numerous,
showing the marked respect in which she is held by her many friends. After
the ceremony the guests partook of a sumptuous repast. We wish the young
couple a happy and prosperous journey through life.
|[Ont] Re: Grandma's Scrapbook - Page 82 by "Patti Hand" <>|