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Alexander Nasmyth

Birth
Scotland
Death unknown
Goderich, Huron County, Ontario, Canada
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 100025669 · View Source
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1901
Isabella Harrison 46
En Charels Harrison 19
S Reginold Harrison 17
C Betrice Harrison 11
FATHER
Alexander Naysmith 82
District: Huron (west/ouest)
District Number: 75
Sub-District: Goderich
Sub-District Number: E-1
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Name: Alexander Nasmyth
Spouse Name: Anne McKenzie
Marriage Date: 18 Aug 1840
Marriage Location: Zorra
Marriage County or District: Brock
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ORANGEVILLE BANNER
August 9,p.6: Alexander Nasmyth - Alex. Nasmyth, one of our well known and oldest citizens, answered the last call on Monday and joined the grand army after a long siege of illness. The old veteran had reached the patriarchal age of over four score years, having been born in Haddingtonshire, Scotland, about 88 years since. At the age of 13 he crossed to America with his parents, and visiting several points in the States, and in Canada, he settled in Goderich in 1845, thus having been a resident of the town 61 years. He joined the Presbyterian church shortly after his arrival in Goderich, and had in his possession at his death, a members cared dated February 1849, signed by the late Rev. Charles Fletcher. In 1866 he was one of the first to offer to repel the Fenian invaders, and with many other residents received the medal and one clasp for his services on that occasion, and a few years since received from the Ontario Government a certificate granting him 160 acres of land as a reward for his loyalty during that campaign. For several months preceding death, the late Mr. Nasmyth looked exceedingly frail, but in his coffin he looked himself of former years. Deceased was well acquainted throughout this part of Huron, as his 61 years of residence mad him known to hosts of people, and his death will cause sympathetic remarks from all who knew Alex. Nasmyth. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon form the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Harrison, Kingston street, and was attended by many old friends. Revs. Jas. Hamilton and Dr. Meldrum, officiated at the house and at the grave, and the pall bearers were Alex. Ingles, A.G. McDonald, W. R. Robertson, H. Dunlop, David Stoddart and Wm. Skimmings, Deceased was married in Zorra to Ann McKenzie, who predeceased him many years. There are nine children born to them four only now living, Mrs. C.C. Crabb, town; Alexander, Toronto; Mrs. J. McElroy, of Orangeville, and Mrs. Harrison, town. Of grandchildren there are twelve now living, and of great grandchildren, twenty-one -Goderich Star.


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  • Created by: scottsheat
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100025669
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