|From the 28 Aug 1918 Evening Guide
64 ODDFELLOWS GRAVES ARE DECORATED
An Impressive Ceremony is Carried Out For The 40th Time by Durham Lodge No. 78 I.O.O.F.Days of 1865 Are Recalled at Fenian Raid Veterans' Banquet
Ever since the year 1878 the Oddfellows of Port Hope have set apart one day in the year to lay floral offerings on the graves of their departed brethren in loving memory of their many virtues. Sunday last a large number of three linkers turned out to again participate in this beautiful custom, and sixty-four graves were lovingly decorated.
The brethren left the lodge room shortly after three o'clock, and marshaled by Bro. Wm. Trenouth, marched to the cemetery, where the usual service of song with prayer by Rev. J.A. Elliott, Vicar of St. John's and a very practical and appropriate address by Dr. Shorey, of the Methodist Church, was carried out.
The following were the graves decorated with floral three links and bouquets, each grave being marked with a white flag bearing the initials "I.O.O.F."
|Bro. W. Bryant||28 Mar 1895||Bro. Joseph C. Ham||13 Jun 1916||Bro. Henry B. Sanders||16 Jun 1917|
|Bro. Capt. Geo. Robertson||01 Jan 1911||Bro. Harold McElroy||08 Aug 1918||Bro. A.W. Pringle||28 Mar 1904|
|Bro. M. Wilcock||19 Mar 1902||Bro. Joseph Hewson||29 Oct 1902||Bro. Wm. C. Glass||17 Jun 1915|
|Bro. A.A. Stevenson||20 Apr 1907||Bro. Thos. Hayden||06 Mar 1885||Bro. Thos. Tuer, P.G.||05 Nov 1912|
|Bro. Geo. Reading, P.G.||26 Dec 1902||Bro. Thos. Hayden, Sr.||22 Jul 1908||Bro. Thomas Crossen||19 Mar 1918|
|Bro. Geo. Sanders||12 Jan 1877||Bro. Curtis Dean||03 Feb 1890||Bro. J.B. Trayes, P.G.||14 Oct 1892|
|Bro. Thos. Sanders||20 Jul 1884||Bro. A.J. Throop, P.G.||27 Mar 1907||Bro. John Hagerman ||08 Sep 1901|
|Bro. John Mimms||12 Oct 1875||Bro. Coleman Curtis||17 Feb 1911||Bro. Geo. Chrysler||25 Oct 1878|
|Bro. W. Roche||12 Dec 1877||Bro. W. Douglas||12 Mar 1902||Bro. Jas. Williams||19 Jan 1911|
|Bro. A. Tate||21 Apr 1902||Bro. John Holmes||31 Oct 1896||Bro. E.G. Chant, P.G.||28 Feb 1894|
|Bro. Chas. A. Colman||02 Dec 1902||Bro. A. Clegg||24 Aug 1893||Bro. Jacob Hoffman, P.G.||14 May 1902|
|Bro. J. Hawken||24 Feb 1884||Bro. J.N. Brown||23 Mar 1909||Bro. Geo. T. Strong||28 May 1898|
|Bro. W. Rundle|| ||Bro. Chas. Whittleton||31 Dec 1904||Bro. James Hunter||12 Mar 1910|
|Bro. W.H. Bradburn||07 Apr 1915||Bro. J. McGibney||01 May 1878||Bro. John Rundle||17 Sep 1888|
|Bro. Hermisdas Dore||14 Apr 1917||Bro. James McNabb||20 Jun 1915||Bro. Philip J. Burt||12 Jan 1904|
|Bro. W.L. Glidden||27 Dec 1907||Bro. Thos. Earl||09 Dec 1902||Bro. A.A. Adams||18 May 1909|
|Bro. P. Milligan||27 Jan 1882||Bro. W.H. Kells, P.G.||01 Aug 1877||Bro. G.W. Lambert, P.G.||27 May 1880|
|Bro. Edward J. Hamly||02 Aug 1907||Bro. J. Warmington||27 Mar 1886||Bro. S. Adams (Welcome)||14 Mar 1897|
|Bro. W. Trick||14 Feb 1899||Bro. Harold Corbett||31 Jul 1916||Bro. Wm. T. Brown (Welcome)||14 May 1914|
|Bro. W. Morris||25 Oct 1899||Bro. Dr. Wade||08 Feb 1879||Bro. Harry Neville (Welcome)||31 Aug 1917|
|Bro. Jas. Campbell||13 Aug 1883||Bro. W.H. Brownscombe||18 Jul 1916|| || |
|Bro. J.H. Cox||15 Mar 1878||Bro. Jas. Scrimger||28 Oct 1892|| || |
On re-assembling, "Abide with me" was sung and Rev. Dr. Shorey led in prayer and pronounced the benediction.
Returning to the lodge room, votes of thanks were passed to Revs Dr. Shorey and Elliott, Mrs. Fred Oke, who presided at the organ, the ladies who assisted in the singing and all visiting brethren.
Peter and Barbara Bolton - Port Hope, Ontario