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Capt William Wells Bamford
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1834
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 1913
Ontario, Canada

Husband of Irene Dixon Bamford


Date Oct.22,1913 Watertown Daily Times

Wells Bamford-The funeral of the late Capt. William Wells Bamford,took place Saturday morning,and was largely attended. His remainds were conveyed to the Methodist Church at St Lawrence,Wolfe Island,where the service was conducated by Rev. Mr. Stewart. Interment was made in the cemetery,connected with the church,both being on the deceased's farm. Being of a generous disposition,he gave the land for the cemetery,also for the church,besides contributing liberally to the fund for building the church.

His liberality was marked in many other ways. He was ever ready to help those who were in need. His home was always open and a welcome was extended to every one.

Capt. Bamford was born in Jefferson Co.,New York 70 years ago (Aug.9,1834) and lived there many years. The son of Albert and Cordelia Gotham Bamford. When a young man of 30 years,he became a Capt. and followed this occuption until a few years ago,when he retired and lived a quiet life,in one of his farm homes, "The Pines" so beautifully situated on the south shore of the Island. He was well known as an old time mariner,sailing the schooner "Raindeer," braving many stormy voyages without an accident,being a careful and skillful captain. Later,he sailed upper Lake steamers.

During his last few weeks of sickness, he was tenderly cared for by his daughter,Mrs. Charles(Isabelle) Halliday, and by his son DeVolson "Voltie" with whom he and his aged wife lived. He leaves to mourn his passing, His widow and five children ,Mrs. Charles Halliday Dexter,N.Y.,Wells and John,of Watertown,N.Y.;Mrs. R.A.(Grace) Gaskin, of this city and J.D,at home. He was a kind,thoughtful father,and husband,and will be greatly missed.

( The old cemetery is there, altho in need of care at times but the church burned a long time ago. Thelma Moye ------ He was my Gr.Gr.Grandfather)
He also was on his boat The Raindeer in the Harbor as the Great fire in the city of Chicago raged.

Cape Vincent Eagle
Thursday Oct. 30, 1913

Mr. and Mrs. D D. Bamford attended
the funeral of their brother,
Capt. Wells W. Bamford, who passed
away at his home on Wolfe Island, on
Thursday, October 23, at the age of
79 years and 8 months. Besides his
widow, he is survived by five children,
as follows: Wells, Jr. and
John Bamford, of Watertown; Mrs.
Bell Halladay, of Limerick; Mrs.
Grace Gaskin of Kingston, and J. D.
Bamford, who resides on the home
farm. A brother, D. D. Bamford,
and a sister, Mrs. Winmill, also, survived him
Family links: 
  Albert Bamford (1808 - 1881)
  Cordelia Gotham Bamford (1813 - 1857)
  Irene Dixon Bamford (1833 - 1921)
  Isabelle May Bamford Halliday (1861 - 1945)*
  William Wells Bamford (1865 - 1944)*
  James Devolson Bamford (1867 - 1960)*
  John Dixon Bamford (1871 - 1927)*
  Grace Darling Bamford Gaskin (1875 - 1950)*
  Dordana M Bamford Smith (1832 - 1906)*
  William Wells Bamford (1834 - 1913)
  James Devolson Bamford (1837 - 1867)*
  Sally Bamford (1842 - 1862)*
  Delevan Degrasse Bamford (1843 - 1920)*
  Mary Gotham Bamford Windmill (1846 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Lawrence United Church Cemetery
Wolfe Island
Frontenac County
Ontario, Canada
Created by: Thelma Dickinson Moye
Record added: Sep 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29803146
Capt William Wells Bamford
Added by: Thelma Dickinson Moye
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May You rest in peace. From Your Great- Great Granddaughter.
- Thelma Dickinson Moye
 Added: Sep. 14, 2008

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