Gough family - by Bev Wilkin

John Henry Gough the first (for identification purposes #1)

b. in Ireland in 1819
-settled in Canada in 1837
-was a harness maker, saddler and farmer
 
His children include:
 
Thomas M. Gough
-was a clerk of the commissioners court in Bedford, Quebec
-was a circuit court deputy secretary
- lived in Bedford
 
Sarah Gough
b. about 1896 in New Brunswick
d. April 27, 1945 Bedford
- she never married
- lived in Bedford
- was a staunch Irish Catholic
- lived in a house on Main Street in Bedford
 
James Gough
b. 1871
- was a partner in Gough & Brown Harness & Saddlers in 1888 in Bedford
- live in Bedford
 
Susan Gough
b. about 1891 Winoski, Vermont
d. 1948 Burlington, Vermont
- never married
- was a nun
- died at a convent
- lived at Johnson Street Ward in Victoria, British Columbia for a time
 
John Henry Gough the second (for identification purposes #2)
b. October 20, 1842 Bedford
d. September 6, 1913 Bedford
- worked in the harness making business
- superior court clerk since 1891
- native of Bedford
- died of cholera
- Justice of the Peace in 1888
- clerk of the circuit court of Bedford
- married Flora Azubah Vaughan in July of 1891 in Sutton, Quebec
- they had 2 sons Frank Leslie Gough and John Henry Gough the third (for identification purposes #3)
 
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John Henry Gough #2 and Flora Azubah Vaughan had 2 sons
 
JOHN HENRY GOUGH the third (for purposes of identification #3)
b. Jun 7, 1892 in Bedford
d. March 14, 1953 in Bedford
- worked at the Torrington Needle Co. Ltd.
- member of the Quarter Century Club and had been present with a gold watch in 1947.
- native of Bedford
- married Mabel H. Jones November 7, 1914
- never had any children
- member of the United Church
- had a heart condition since approximately 1948
- Mabel Jones his wife was born in 1889 and died in 1970
- both John Henry #3 and Mabel Jones are buried at Union Cemetery in Mystic, Quebec
- from obituary "The death took place on Saturday afternoon March 14th at Notre Dame due Rosaire Hospital after a long illness in his 61st year.  His ill health forced his retirement some five years ago from the Torrington Company as the result of a heart condition.  Mr. Gough had been a patient during the past weeks in hospital.  The funeral service was held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Wesley United Church with the pastor Rev. T.F. Duncan officiating.  The hymns sung were "Nearer My God To Thee" and "Peace, Perfect Peace" with the organist Mrs. Alex MacArthur, presiding at the organ.  "The Lord's Prayer" was sung as a duet by Messrs, William and Alex MacArthur. The bearers were Messrs. Ross Crawford, Allan Palmer, John Cook, Alex Steel, Judson Grenier and Elliott Cockerline. In addition to his wife, the former Mabel Jones, of Pearceton, Mr. Gough is survived by one brother, Mr. Frank Gough of Bedford, several sisters-in-law, Mrs. Frank Gough of Bedford and Mrs. Sadie Veysey of Stanbridge Station, one nephew Mr. Morley Gough of Montreal, a niece Mrs. Morley Gough and a grandniece both of Montreal.  Mrs. D. Ditcham of Bedford and Mrs. M. Falcon also Mrs. W. Welch of Farnham are nieces. Among relatives and Friends from out of town attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. James Leslie Reed of Worcester, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Harry Field of Manchester, N.H., Mr. and Mrs. Donald Laduke and Mrs. Luella Laduke, of Dorchester Mass., Mrs. and Mrs. Morley Gough of Montreal, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Veysey of Greenfield Park, Mrs. Judson Grenier of Farnham."
- he entered hospital three weeks and three days before his passing
 
FRANK LESLIE GOUGH
b. July 12, 1895 in Bedford
d. August 14, 1964 in Bedford
- expeditor at the Torrington Needles Co. Ltd.
- took a keen interest in civic affairs
- native of Bedford
- educated at Bedford Academy
- was a butcher at E.E. Pare Store in Bedford
- served for a time on the municipal council
- president of the Bedford Horticultural Society
- married Hazel Elnora Brown April 28, 1920 in Bedford
- aged 69 years
- lived at 20 Moreau Street in Bedford
- funeral from St. James Anglican Church Sunday 2:30 p.m. to Mystic for interment
- resting at Dion Funeral Home
- from obituary " The death occurred on August 14 at the Brome-Missisquoi Perkins Hospital, Sweetsburg following a short illness.  On Wednesday evening Mr. Gough went for a walk and when he did not return a search was instituted.  He was found unconscious and taken to hospital, suffering from a stroke, from which he never rallied.
He was predeceased by his brother John #3.  Mr. Gough was a descendant of one of the oldest families in Bedford, his ancestors having come to Canada from Ireland, many of whom took an active part in the settlement of Bedford.  The rector Rev. Kenneth Trickey officiating, with Mr. Hendon at the organ and the choir in attendance.  The hymns were Blest are the Pure in Hearth and Unto the Hills.  The Hune Dimittis was sung as the funeral cortege left the church.  The bearers were T.G. Shepherd, Romeo Moreau, Joseph Campbell, John Cook, Lennox Ames, L. Caron."
- both Frank Gough and his wife Hazel Brown are buried at the Union Cemetery in Mystic
- Frank was baptized on the 11day of November 1895 at St. Damien Church in Bedford by the Rev. Father S.D.R. Desnoyers
 
JOHN HENRY GOUGH #2
- from obituary "After an illness of only three days, Mr. John Henry Gough passed away on Saturday afternoon September 6th last from cholera.  He was 69 years of age at the time of his death.  He succeeded his father the late John Henry Gough #1 in the harness making business in the old Gough block which was burned down on the present Molson's Bank site and had been Superior Court Clerk since 1891.  He was married July 1891 to Miss Flora Vaughan.  The funeral was held at St. Damien Church Bedford on the 8th inst.  The bearers were Messrs. Geo Capsey, E.F. Currier, Ed Coslett, J. Campbell, M. McNamara and P. McQuillan.  Mr. Napolean Rocheleau was funeral director."
- John Henry Gough #2 was buried September 8, 1913 at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bedford