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Friday, November 30, 2012

Funeral Card Friday: Frederick Rutter, Arkona, Ontario, 1860-1904

He shall return no more to his home,
Neither shall his place know him any more.

In 1904, Frederick Rutter, a farmer from Lambton County, Ontario died of consumption1. He and his wife Elizabeth (Fitzsimmons) had been married for only seven years2.  Frederick was born in England, the son of Thomas Rutter and Sarah Waterman.  In 1891, he was employed as a domestic in Warwick, Lambton County in the household of Showler Watterman, who was probably a relative of Frederick's mother Sarah3

This card was purchased with a number of other funeral cards, including Showler Watterman's, which I have blogged about in a previous post.

1 Fred Rutter, Death Registration 014286 (25 Mar 1904); “Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 Nov 2012), citing microfilm MS935, reel 115, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
2 "Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928," online database, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca: accessed 25 Nov 2012), Frederick Rutter and Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, Lambton County, Ontario, 16 June 1897; citing original data at Archives of Ontario; citing microfilm MS932, reel 93.
3 1891 Census of Canada, Warwick, Lambton East, Ontario, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 81, subdistrict 2, p.48, family 228, Showler Watterman; digital image, Ancestry. ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 30 May 2012); citing Library and Archives Canada microfilm T-6347

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