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Bowmanville Statesman Newspaper
Bowmanville Statesman Newspaper
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Description: Obituary: John Carscadden

Date: November 9 1887

Bowmanville Statesman Newspaper
November 9, 1887
Bowmanville, Durham, Ontario-Canada

Another of the old land marks of Clarke has passed away to his rest,
namely John Carscadden, of Kendal who was born in the county of
Yarnaiugh, Ireland. he was united in marriage to Anne Patterson in 1829.
In the years 1837 he emigrated to this country and settled in the Clarke
Township, near Kendall. He applied himself diligently to the cultivation
of the soil and by careful industry and God's blessing on his efforts he
accumulated a considerable amount of Property and his children are
reaping the advantages in the comfortable homes they occupy. When 12
years old he was led to Christ by the teachings, prayers and example of
his pious mother, and united with the Methodist Church and continued a
member until his death. His seat in the house of God was scarcely ever
empty. He was a class leader for 36 years and was a liberal supporter of
God's cause. He was a good and obliging neighbour, an affection ate husband
and kind parent, a useful citizen, a loyal subject , a warm supporter to
the Conservative party and a member of the Orange Order. His last illness
was short but when death came he was ready for the change. He died on the
evening of Oct. 18 1887 in the 80th year of his age. His remains were
followed to the grave by about 70 carriages. His death was improved in
the church by Rev. J. Whitlock on Sunday Oct 30th, to a large and
attentive congregation , from 2 Cor. 5th chapter 12. He leaves behind him
four sons and three daughters; twenty-three grandchildren and fourteen
great-grandchildren to mourn his loss. Death is gathering the veterans
home. "He was a faithful man and f eared God above many

Submitted: 11/19/06

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