Ireland Old News
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Wed., May 10, 1899
In Lanark Twp, April 30th, Mrs. Eliza Smith, in her 100th year. She was born in Carlow, Ireland, September 15th, 1799, Eliza Tennant, dau of Mr. and Mrs. Tennant, who came to Canada in 1820. They resided continuously in Lanark Twp. When she married to John Smith, who died seventeen years ago, the closest clergyman was in Ogdensburg, NY, whither they went to have the ceremony performed. They had fourteen of a family, of whom the following survive: Joseph, James, Thomas, and Charles, and Mrs. Anthony Woods, Mrs. Charles Finlayson, Mrs. Robert Watchorn, and Miss Frances Smith. The funeral was on Tuesday from the residence of her son, Thomas to the Tennant Cemetery.
In Poland, Dalhousie Twp., May 12th, Mrs. John Paul, aged 82 years. Born in Antrim, Ireland, in 1817, she grew up there and met and married husband. In 1853 they came to this country and settled at Poland. They raised a family of nine, of whom six survive. One daughter, Mrs. Regan, died in the US about three years ago, Joseph, died seven years ago and Archibald, died 25 years ago. The survivors are John, William, James and Moses B. and Miss Martha, all of Poland, and Mrs. John Johnston, of Dalhousie. Burial in White's cemetery.
Submitted by cml
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