George William Carruthers 99
- Born: 8 Aug 1869, West Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada 100
- Marriage (1): Annabel Thomas on 11 Sep 1897 in West Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada 98
- Died: 11 Aug 1933, Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada aged 64 101
- Buried: 17 Aug 1933, Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada 102
Notes from David Caron: George left West Branch, NB because as he said "there's just too much damn family around wantin free blacksmithin". So he and Annabel and 3 young children headed west in a covered wagon. The two youngest, Pearl and William, died on the way, likely somewhere in Saskatchewan. The family settled in Munson, Alberta in 1910.
Obituary: Drumheller mail - August 1933
GEORGE WILLIAM CARRUTHERS: The sudden death of George William Carruthers, 62, of Munson, occurred on Friday last, August 11, 1933, at the Drumheller Municipal Hospital, after a short illness. He had not been in the best of health for several years, but was admitted to the hospital only a short time ago. The late Mr. Carruthers was born at West Branch, Kent County, New Brunswick, and was of Scottish origin. He came to Munson 23 years ago and commenced a blacksmith business, for a time being located in a tent and afterwards building a shop. For three years previous to this he worked for Frank Moody in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. He is survived by his widow and two sons, James in Saskatchewan, and Floyd, at home. The funeral was held at the United Church, Munson, on Monday afternoon at two o'clock, the church being crowded to capacity. Mrs. C.F. Rannie officiated at the organ and the choir led the singing of hymns. Rev. H.S. McDonald was the officiating clergyman. Pallbearers were six old-timers of the Munson district: Messrs. T.S. Branston, J. Bowey, R. Benson, A. Edwards Senior, H.L. McDermid and P.J. Tarr. Floral tributes were sent by the following: The Family; Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Rudolf; Friends of Munson District; Roy and Mrs. Benson, Beatrice, Frederick and Mr. and Mrs. F. Pendle; Munson Curling Club; Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Lavers and Jessie; Rannie, McConkey & Bowey Ltd.; Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Finlayson and family; Munson W.I.; Ladies' Aid of the United Church and Munson United Church; Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Tarr; Mr. And Mrs. G.C. Duncan; Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Hughes Daisy and Don; Mr. And Mrs. T.S. Branson; Winter Bros. Funeral arrangements were in the hands of Winter Bros.' Funeral Home. Interment being made in Munson cemetery.
Noted events in his life were:
• He had a residence in 1871 in Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada. 103
• He appeared on the census in 1881 in Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada. 27
• He worked as a farmer in 1891 in West Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada. He was still living on his father's farm at this time. He was also listed as a farmer on his marriage registration in 1897 and again on the 1901 census. Although, I do believe that by this time he had established his blacksmithing business given his reason for going west the following year.
• He had a residence in 1891 in Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada. 28 Relgion noted as Presbyterian.
• He had a residence in 1901 in Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada. 29
• He worked as a blacksmith in 1911 in Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada. He is also listed as a blacksmith on the 1916 census, and continued to blacksmith for the remainder of his years.
• He resided at Block 3, Sub-distrcit 60 in 1911 in Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada. 25
• He resided at Township 30, Range 20 in 1916 in Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada. 91
George married Annabel Thomas, daughter of Sampson Samuel Thomas and Sarah Ann French, on 11 Sep 1897 in West Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada.98 (Annabel Thomas was born on 2 Sep 1868 in East Branch, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada,104 died on 12 Aug 1966 in Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada 102 and was buried after 12 Aug 1966 in Munson, Bow River, Alberta, Canada 102.)