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Title: John Walker, Canfield, Ontario to Andrew Lowry, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWalker, John/60
SenderWalker, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCanfield, Ontario, Canada
DestinationBallindrait, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew and family
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipnephew-uncle / cousins
SourceT 2018/28: Copied by Permission of Miss K. Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903066
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 15:11:1993.
Word Count616
TranscriptAndrew Lowry, Argrey
Raphoe Cy [County?] Donegal

Canfield 4.4.92 [4 April 1892?]

Dear Uncle & Family
I Received yours of
the 10th of March and was glad to hear you were
all well. but with heart felt sorrow I now write to
inform you of Uncle John Lowrie's death, he was in
our house on 17 of March - and I was joking with him
about St. Patricks day in the morning and was in
best of spirit I told him I was going to Caufield
for the mail I would be home at one O'Clock
he said he would come Back at One, and he came
just as I got home got his mail & went Right home
and Started Reading, he was taken with pain in the
Stomach half an hour after going home and went to
Bed they went for the doctor and as soon
as he saw him he told them he would never
Rise again he seemed to get a Little Better and
they sent for the doctor again - and he came
and he came the third time But all was avail
he died on friday Morning april 1st at half past 2
just Exactly 8 yrs after his Brother Alex
Both of them on April 1st Uncle John had inflamation [inflammation?]
of the Lungs and was troubled with his Kidneys
and was verry [very?] weak he did not seem to have
much pain only weakness - if had lived till 25 August
he would have been 75 years old I took mother down
to see him every day till the End the Last day he
did not know any Body, his daughter Mrs Cranston
came out from Hamilton to help wait on him and
stayed till he was Laid at Rest his daughter in
Oneida was not able to see him She is Expecting Every
day to be sick and was not able to come & see him
her husband was over to the funeral -
Mother keeps smart she is able to be around
all the time But sometimes feel verry [very?] weak this
death is quite a shock to her for we will miss
him as much as his own family for he never missed
a day and oftener twice a day than once
the funeral Left the House at 2 p.m. Sunday 3rd Inst.,
and was Largely attended people came from far
& near for he was well known as a good Cristian [Christian?]
a Kind father and a man that did not have
an enemy in the World, the Service Was conducted By
the Rev Wm [William?] Penman for Revelation [Revelations?] XIV = XIII and was
well delivered.
The Rest of the family are all well at Present
Mrs. Lowry will be going Back to her daughter


Mrs Knox in Aneida [Oneida?] to wait on her she was
there when Uncle John was taken sick and
I telegraphed to her and went to the
train and fetched her home - we had
any Amount of snow this winter in fact
good sleighing all the time But it is all
gone the fall wheat Looks splendid
grass is Beginning to Look green and the
farmers will soon be at their seeding
I send you another paper with this Letter
and we were glad to hear you were all well
hoping you & yours may long enjoy that great
Blessing for we have had Bible Truths set verry [very?]
Prominent before us this winter for we know
not what a day or an hour may Bring forth
hoping we may all be prepared for that
great & Solemn change that awaits us all
I will give you all particulars in my next
I Remain Your Affectionate Nephew
Jno [John?] Walker
Canfield P.O. [Post Office?]
Ont [Ontario?]
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