IOOF Decoration Day

From the 12 Aug 1921 Weekly Guide


Oddfellows Lay Flowers on the Graves of Departed Brethren

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A very imposing and impressive sight was created by the members of Durham Lodge, No. 78, I.O.O.F., and visiting brethren on Sunday afternoon, as headed by the Band, they marched up Walton street to the cemetery, seventy-five of them carrying beautiful floral three-links, to lay on the graves of those who had stood side-by-side with them in other days.

At the cemetery the usual service was held, commencing with the hymn "Blest Be the Tie That Binds", with prayer by Rev. M.E. Conron, of Woodstock, N.B. After a selection by the Band, Rev. Mr. Conron gave a short, earnest address suitable for the occasion, after which graves of the departed members were visited and the floral offerings lovingly laid thereon. The Band meanwhile playing softly "In the Sweet By-and-by".

Again forming in a circle, the closing hymn, "Abide With Me", was sung and the doxology and benediction closed the decoration ceremony for another year.

Returning to the Lodge room, hearty votes of thanks were passed to the visitors from other lodges, and also to the Rev. Mr. Conron, for the assistance in making the ceremony a success.

There was a very large number of citizens at the cemetery, and the "City of the Dead" never looked more beautiful, almost every plot having tokens of love and remembrance.

* - buried at Welcome

Bro. Capt. G. Robertson01 Jan 1911Bro. M. Wilcock19 Mar 1902Bro. A.A. Stevenson20 Apr 1907
Bro. G. Reading, P.G.26 Dec 1902Bro. Thomas Walton21 Oct 1919Bro. John Mimms12 Oct 1875
Bro. A. Tate21 Apr 1902Bro. W. Rundle16 Oct 1917Bro. W.H. Bradburn07 Apr 1915
Bro. Hermisdas Dore14 Apr 1917Bro. W.L. Glidden27 Dec 1907Bro. P. Milligan27 Jan 1882
Bro. E.J. Hamly02 Aug 1907Bro. John Trick, P.G.14 Jan 1921Bro. W. Trick14 Feb 1899
Bro. W. Morris25 Oct 1899Bro. James Campbell13 Aug 1883Bro. J.H. Cox15 Mar 1878
Bro. J.C. Ham13 Jun 1916Bro. H. McElroy08 Aug 1918Bro. David Bell17 Aug 1918
Bro. John Holden09 Aug 1918Bro. J. Hewson29 Oct 1902Bro. T. Hayden06 Mar 1885
Bro. T. Hayden, Sr.22 Jul 1908Bro. C. Dean 03 Feb 1890Bro. J.L. Thompson30 Mar 1920
Bro. C. Curtis17 Mar 1911Bro. A.J. Throop27 Mar 1907Bro. W. Douglas12 Mar 1902
Bro. L.W. Greenaway22 Oct 1918Bro. J. Holmes31 Oct 1896Bro. A. Clegg24 Aug 1893
Bro. W.R. Boundy04 Aug 1919Bro. W. Thorndyke02 May 1919Bro. C. Whittleton31 Dec 1904
Bro. J. McGibney01 May 1878Bro. J. McNabb20 Jun 1915Bro. T. Earl09 Dec 1902
Bro. W.H. Kells, P.G.01 Aug 1877Bro. J. Warmington27 Mar 1886Bro. H. Corbett31 Jul 1916
Bro. Dr. Wade08 Feb 1879Bro. W.H. Brownscombe18 Jul 1916Bro. J. Scrimger28 Oct 1892
Bro. H.R. Sanders16 Jul 1917Bro. A.W. Pringle28 Mar 1904Bro. William Glass17 Jun 1915
Bro. T. Tuer, P.G.05 Nov 1912Bro. T. Crossen19 Mar 1918Bro. J.N. Brown23 Mar 1909
Bro. J.B. Trayes, P,G.14 Oct 1892Bro. John Hagerman08 Sep 1901Bro. G. Chrysler25 Oct 1878
Bro. J. Williams19 Jan 1911Bro. E.G. Chant, P.G.23 Feb 1894Bro. G.T. Strong28 May 1898
Bro. J. Hoffman14 May 1902Bro. William Pym27 Mar 1920Bro. C.E. Hardy06 Sep 1919
Bro. C.C. Colman02 Dec 1902Bro. J. Hunter12 Mar 1910Br. J. Rundle17 Sep 1888
Bro. P.J. Burt12 Jan 1904Bro. E.F. Haskill16 Dec 1920Bro. A.A. Adams18 May 1909
Bro. G.W.Lambert, P.G.27 May 1880Bro. James Britton04 Dec 1919Bro. S. Adams*14 Mar 1897
Bro. W.T. Brown*14 May 1914Bro. H. Neville*31 Aug 1917Bro. H. Hansman*15 Nov 1918
Bro. H.A. Walter*14 Apr 1920Bro. Walter Ham*22 Oct 1918Bro. James Ham*14 Feb 1920

Peter and Barbara Bolton - Port Hope, Ontario