Sunday, April 4, 2010

Obituary of John A. Cameron

Obituary of John A. Cameron, son of Adjutant John Cameron:

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OTTAWA, May 15 (1898-9) Mr. John A. Cameron died last evening at his residence at Stadacona Hall. Ailing for some time, a week ago he contracted a severe cold, which his weakened constitution failed to withstand, and he gradually sank till the end came. The deceased was one of the pioneers of the Ottawa Valley. He was born in Glengarry in 1821, being a son of Adjutant John Cameron, a British army officer. Coming to Ottawa when quite young, he entered in the lumber business, being connected with the W. C. Edwards Company. He was a man of the most benevolent disposition, and was an untiring worker in the interests of the charitable institutions of the city, being connected with the Protestant Hospital, Old Men's Home, Lady Stanley Institute and the Perley Home. In politics he was an independent Liberal and in religion a Baptist. A family of ten children are left to mourn the loss of a kind father, who in his lifetime won the esteem and respect of everyone with whom he came in contact. The children are: Major Geo. W. Cameron, of Montreal; John A. of Rockland; Henry _., W. A. and Russel of Ottawa; Stewart Cameron, now in the Yukon, and four daughters--Mrs. G. W. McCulloch, Mrs. H. Gerald Bate, Mrs. J.A. Garbin and Miss Cameron of Ottawa.

Ellen Audley, who may have been the source of the above obituary, was the daughter of Isabelle (Cameron) McCrea. Isabelle was the daughter of Duncan & Ellen (Cameron) Cameron. Duncan was the son of Allen & Mary (McMillan) Cameron.

The note below written by my grandmother may have been referring to the obituary above (I think it was, but take that with a large grain of salt).

Was someone in the family just collecting Cameron names (as I sometimes do with this blog) or are we related to John A. Cameron?


Joan said...

I love the things that get tucked into the old family bibles --- I just wish my folk had been more specific when they were "a'tuckin."

PalmsRV said...

Ditto that, Joan. I'm getting a new influx of information on my Cameron lines and am having a hard time sorting it out. But at least I do have Bible information on some of them.