Monday, April 5, 2010

Obituary of Isabelle (Cameron) McMIllan

Obituary of Isabelle (Cameron) McMillan*:

[Obituaries courtesy of Isabelle (Cameron) McMillan's descendant, Scott]

*In the family tree online, I added the name "Marguerite" to Isabelle's name because it was listed on her son's death record that way.

The angel of death has again visited our community and summoned from our midst a highly respected old lady in the person of Mrs. Thos. McMillan, formerly of Cumberland. The late Mrs. McMillan was born in Cumberland, and in the early part of her life moved to what is known as Mountain Farm, on the Lievre River. She was the first woman who visited that part of the Lievre, and her husband was the first white man that cut a tree on the farm. From there she moved back to Cumberland, where she resided up to a few months ago when she came to reside with her daughter, Mrs. George Coad, Portland. Her health began to fail and in spite of the best medical attendance and tenderest nursing she gradually became weaker and death claimed its victim Monday, Dec 7th, at 6 p.m. Deceased was of a loving, charitable disposition, and bore her suffering with true Christian fortitude. She was quite resigned to go to the home which she knew was prepared for her. The funeral took place Wednesday, December 9th, and was largely attended. In the absence of the Presbyterian pastor, Rev. Mr. Meyer officiated. The long concourse of sorrowing friends which followed the remains to their last resting place testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. She leaves to mourn her loss three sons and two daughters, to whom, with the other relatives, the sympathy of the community is extended.

Mrs. Thos. McMillan, of Cumberland, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Coad, at Portland. Deceased was in her 87th year. Mrs. McMillan was the first white woman to go up the Lievre river** as far as Tapannee farm. Her husband opened this farm, cutting the first trees with which the house was built. Three sons: Messrs. Duncan, Thomas and Alexander, of Michigan; Two daughters: Mrs. Geo. Coad, of Portland, and Mrs. Duncan Wiseman of Munising, Mich, survive her.
**Beautiful pictures from someone's canoe trip on the river

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