Bits and pieces from Old Newspapers of the Restigouche

By Irene Doyle

Campbellton Graphic 1909
Advertising: Great opportunities for farmers. Bring your goods to the right market, The Old Masonic Hall, opposite Sam Poirier's General Store. We will pay for the following: Calf skin up to 0.75c, Sheep skin up to 0.70c, Beef hide 0.07c, Horse hide $2.50, and it was signed S.(am) Rosenhek, Manager S. Decker.
Nov. 16, 1909 issue

On Friday, killed at Mowat's Crossing, Herbert H. Gunter, while trying to beat the train, stumbled and fell. Deceased was forty-seven years of age. Leaves wife and two sons: William, Campbellton, and Ralph of Fredericton. A native of Nashwaak he was the son of the late Benjamin Gunter. He was the President of William Richards and Company, William Richards being his father-in-law. The body was taken to Fredericton, and buried in Boiestown. Mourners included his two sons, David and Howard Richards, Samuel and Dell Gunter, Howard McLean, D. M. Richards. Deceased left an estate of between two and three hundred thousands dollars.

John Cook, Esq.,

June 25, 1909 issue

John Cook, Esq., of Point la Nim N.B. at the age of 83, a pioneer settler of Restigouche. He was born on the Isle of Arran, Scotland and when three, parents and three children came to Point la Nim where with diligence and hard labor they made a home out of the woods. Twelve children in all were raised, of whom Mr. Alexander and Miss Catherine and it is possible a brother in the West are all that survive.

Death of Mr. J.F. Andrew

Nov. 26th, 1914 Issue

Word received on Sunday of the death of Mr. J.F. Andrew on a Sunday at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. Following an appendicitis operation in his 42nd year. Deceased was a blacksmith, a Councillor in Ward Two before the fire, Chairman of the Water Dept. at the same time, member of St Andrew's Presb. Church, belonged to the Independent Order of Foresters and other societies. Leaves his widow , 1 son Raymond, 4 daughters, Florence, Catherine, Ila, Mary. A brother, Mayor A. A. Andrew, 4 sisters Mrs. James E. Miller, Mrs. Edward LeGallais and the Misses Jane and Ethel all of Campbellton.

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