Gorrill, Humphrey

Birth Name Gorrill, Humphrey 1
Gender male
Age at Death 77 years, 11 months


A veil of gloom mingled with great sadness was cast over Glenwood and vicinity on the 21st ult., upon the occurrence of the sudden death of Mr. Humphrey Gorrill in the 78th year of his age. His death was totally unexpected as the deceased, although ill for nine days was fully believed to be rapidly recovering. During the last day of his existence he was apparently cheerful and in the best of spirits but in the evening was stricken unconscious and expired in a few minutes. Death was caused by paralysis of the heart.

By his regrettable demise, the community has suffered a severe loss as the deceased was noted for his sterling integrity and characterized by his untiring benevolence to those in want and distress. He was a pleasing conversationalist and a true friend of both old and young. As a Christian his life was conscientious and sincere; as a neighbor, obliging and generous; as a husband and father, kindly affectionate and he has left a disconsolate widow and family to mourn their loss.

Deceased was born in Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England in 1829 and came to this province at the age of 21. He was one of the band of emigrants who came out in an English vessel, which arrived at Port Hill in 1850. There he resided until 1855 when on his marriage to Miss Elinor Dyment, daughter of the late Humphrey Dyment, Port Hill, he removed to the Hamilton road, Lot 8 where he took up the occupation of farming. He proved to be a most successful farmer as manifested by the valuable properties he possessed. He was also an ___mill owner, having bought the mills of the Messrs. Ramsay in ____. He had the gratification of seeing his seven sons, all prosperous in their occupations and residing withing three miles of his home. The following sons and daughters survive him: Alfred, John S., Garfield, and Lincoln on Glenwood; Amos of Hamilton Road, Lot 8; Irvin C. of West ____, now residing at Roxbury, MA; Thomas, at home; Mrs. Thomas Oulton, of Brae, Lot 9; Mrs. George Oulton, of Saskatchewan and Mrs. Daniel Moreshead, Sydney, C.B. His funeral, which was largely attended took place at home on Tuesday, the 23rd. The Revs. Hugh Miller and D. McLean, conducted the service. The internment took place at Bethel Cemetery. The following were the pallbearers: Messrs. Horatio McWilliams, John N. McIsaaac, Jas. McIsaac, Jas. McDougall, Michael McDonald and Amasa Betts. Sincere sympathy is extended to the family in their sad bereavement.
transcription of his obit. from a newspaper clipping - no source


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth May 21, 1829 Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England baptismal and census records 1
Death April 21, 1907 Prince Edward Island, Canada Alberton Presbyterian Church records, aged 78; died of heart failure  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Gorrill, JohnFebruary 10, 1797November 27, 1875
Mother Brooks, Sarah17981832
         Gorrill, Humphrey May 21, 1829 April 21, 1907
    Brother     Gorrill, Richard about 1828 April 25, 1889
    Brother     Gorrill, John September 25, 1825 October 20, 1906
    Brother     Gorrill, William 1821 April 6, 1891


Family of Gorrill, Humphrey and Dyment, Eleanor

Married Wife Dyment, Eleanor ( * September 10, 1838 + June 22, 1922 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1856 Prince Edward Island, Canada Climbing the Hill says the date was February 28 1855, but the marriage bond was dated February 27 1856  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Gorrill, Josephine ElizabethJune 1, 1860November 20, 1945
Gorrill, John?about 1861about 1861
Gorrill, AlfredJanuary 17, 1862August 12, 1934
Gorrill, John SimeonNovember 17, 1863December 25, 1949
Gorrill, William Humphrey SargentJuly 13, 1866August 28, 1875
Gorrill, Mary Lavinia BeatriceDecember 15, 1867July 11, 1956
Gorrill, George Irving CharlesJuly 21, 1870October 24, 1956
Gorrill, Amos Richard BaxterApril 1, 1872March 10, 1959
Gorrill, Sarah Helena Ella EllieNovember 9, 1873May 23, 1965
Gorrill, Alice SusannaMay 6, 1875January 18, 1932
Gorrill, William Humphrey Walter1877July 8, 1879
Gorrill, Albert LincolnDecember 19, 1879May 30, 1959
Gorrill, Ernest GarfieldJanuary 12, 18811952
Gorrill, Thomas Humphrey LodgeFebruary 28, 1883February 8, 1952
Gorrill, Walter18891905

Source References

  1. 1901 Census of Canada