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Notes for Selina LONG


Note: her tombstone says seh was born in 1835, but her obituary says 1836.

Her obituary from the Barrie Examiner on January 21, 1909:

Death of Mrs. Jos. Orchard.The sad news that Mrs. Joseph Orchard had suddenly passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bruce of Aurora, reached here Friday morning. Deceased was the youngest daughter of John and Eliza Long, and was born in West Gwillimbury near the town of Bradford, on June 12th,1836.On March 29, 1855, she became the wife of Joseph Orchard and after a two year residence in Innisfil Township, the young couple moved to Minesing. where they have since lived. When they arrived here, they found only fifteen settlers, and Mr. Orchard has the distinction of bringing the first team of horses to the settlement.They found it necessary to bring help from their former home to assist them in building a house here. Of those who were here when Mr. and Mrs. Orchard arrived, only two remain, (wm. Armstrong and Mr. Orchard.)Three sons and three daughters survive; Wesley, Albert and Milton of Miesing, Mrs. Burdge of Meaford, Mrs. Bruce of Aurora, and Mrs. Marshal of Washago.The family had a happy reunion nearly four years ago when the golden wedding was celebrated. The funeral took place on Sunday the 17th inst., the service being conducted by Rev. T. Legate, pastor of the Methodist Church of which the deceased had been a member since coming here. The preacher took for his text “A Mother In Israel” Judges v:7 and proceeded simply and plainly to point out the depth of meaning contained in the words, and how well they could be applied to the life of the deceased..Interment took place in the Union Cemetery, the body being carried to its last resting place by the sons and sons-in-law. The bereaved husband and family have the deepest sympathy of the entire neighborhood in this their time of trial and loss of a loving wife and mother.



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