This Week In Brooklin History

110 years ago this week
April 6, 1888
Brooklin’s Vet Moves West

From the April 6, 1888 Whitby Chronicle:


See those cheap tea setts R. C. Warren has been getting in.

Mr. Wm. Hault of Ingersol, spent a few days here last week.

Mrs. Chinn has moved into Mr. Card’s house at the northern part of the village.

Miss Mathewson has returned home from an extensive trip through the Western peninsula.

Our postoffice business has at last got settled. Mr. Macdonald is the successful applicant.

Mr. Jas. Pirie has been very low with typhoid fever, but we are glad to hear she is mending a little.

Anyone contemplating house-keeping would do well to call at Warren’s and see those handsome bedroom and tea setts.

Holliday’s Emporium, Brooklin, is the right place for choice new millinery. His milliner has had large experience, and is second to none in the country.

Mr. Jas. McBrien, the inspector, visited the school on Thursday last. The concert which was to have been given by the pupils has been indefinitely postponed.

A class for the purpose of studying and practising music was organized on Tuesday night, over Mr. Holliday’s store, with with Mr. Richard Moore as leader. They purpose holding it weekly.

T. J. Holliday has opened out a large stock of new prints, ginghams, white and grey cottons, check shirtings, cottonades, etc. He also has some nice new shirtings, tweeds and pantings. If you want a new suit call and see his goods.

The Baptists are to have their church here remodelled at an early date this spring. Some important changes in the interior are to be made. A furnace is to take the place of the stove. The choir gallery is to be altered, the walls cleaned and beautified, etc.

Mr. C. H. Sweetapple, our popular young Vet. has left for the Northwest Territory. He has accepted a government position as veterinary for the mounted police, for which he gets a good salary. He will be succeeded here by Mr. Robt. Hickinbottom, V. S. who is a graduate of the Veterinary College, Toronto. We wish both success in their profession.

Prior to leaving Brooklin the other day Chas. Sweetapple, V. S. was surrounded by a number of his friends and presented with a mignificent meerschaum pipe and case. The presentation was made in a short, witty and well-worded address by Mr. Jno. Spence on behalf of the contributors. The doctor was completely taken by surprise, but made a happy response. The company then sang “He’s a jolly good fellow!” with becoming gusto.

Mr. Albert Arnold, who has been gradually sinking for some time, passed away on Wednesday night last. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Philp who preached an excellent sermon choosing for his text the 29th verse of the 32nd chapter of Deuteronomy. Mr. Joseph Burroughs, too, was peacefully called home on Monday forenoon. His remains were buried at Grove Side on Wednesday afternoon. The services were conducted by the Rev. J. J. Redditt of Scarboro, but formerly of this place. Both these young men were victims of that terrible disease consumption and their death has cast a gloom over the community. The friends, particularly Mrs. Burroughs, with her two small children, have the sincere sympathy of all.

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