|Etc. -- James Robinson and Henrietta (Boughner) Parney obituaries|
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page 1 of the 15 Jun 1899 Waterford Star.
The news reached this place last week that Mr. James Robinson was suffering from paralysis at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Hazelton, in St. Thomas.
Mr. Richard Robinson went to St. Thomas to see his father and returned home on the afternoon train on Sunday. His father died while he was coming from St. Thomas to Waterford and a telegram was waiting for him when he arrived.
The funeral took place from the M.C.R. depot on Tuesday afternoon and after services were conducted in the Baptist church, the interment took place in Greenwood Cemetery.
A large number of friends paid the last tribute of respect to the departed by their presence.
Mr. Robinson was one of Townsend's old and highly respected pioneers. He was born in November, 1819, on the farm now known as the Abram Messecar farm, about half a mile north of Waterford.
He has always resided in this neighborhood, part of the time on his father's farm near Wilsonville, and more recently on his own farm about three miles north of the village.
In 1843 he was united in marriage
with Bridget O'Donnell. Their family consisted of thirteen children, three
of whom are dead. Those remaining are
Mrs. Robinson died in 1887.
Early in the history of the Baptist church Mr. Robinson and his wife were baptized by the late Elder Slaght and united with that church.
All will remember how faithful he
was in his attendance at the public service. He lived beyond the allotted
age of man and was respected by all.
The citizens of Waterford received
the sad news of the sudden death of Mrs. Henrietta Parney, an old and
respected resident, on Sunday afternoon last at Brownsville.
Her nephew, Mr. S. L. Squire, received a telegram at 11 o'clock on Sunday stating that she was very sick and shortly after 12 o'clock he received another stating that she was dead.
Mrs. Parney complained of not feeling well on Saturday night and asked to have some medicine sent her. The doctor called during the evening and left her at 11 o'clock resting peacefully. Later in the night she awoke and was given a drink, when she fell asleep never to awaken again and died at noon the next day, heart disease being the cause.
Mr. Squire went to Brownsville on Sunday afternoon and had the remains conveyed to her home on Leamon Street.
Mrs. Parney was a consistent member and very regular attendant of the Baptist church of this place. She was ever ready to render assistance to the sick and the memory of her kind deeds will long be cherished by those who knew her best.
She was born at Beamsville on the 25th of July, 1836, and was married on the 2nd of February 1871, her husband having died in May 1873. She has been a resident of Waterford for over 40 years.
She leaves to mourn her loss two
sisters and three brothers. Mrs. S. Dodge and
The funeral took place on Tuesday
afternoon from her late residence and was very largely attend. Those
present from out of town were: W. B. Squire of Petrolia,