NameRevd Dr Frederick Alfred GUNNER, 11015
Birth21 Nov 1823, Clapham, LND
Baptism1 Feb 1824, Lambeth, LND Age: <1
Bapt MemoStockwell New Chapel Independent
Death3 Nov 1897, Listowel, Ontario, Canada Age: 73
OccupationCongregationalist Minister, Medical Practitioner
FatherJohn GUNNER , 3367 (1798-)
MotherJuliana LAIDMAN , 3256, O1080 (1800-1881)
Misc. Notes
The Rev. Dr. Frederick Alfred Gunner, according to his obituary, was born 21 Nov 1823 in Clapham, Surrey, England, and died 3 Nov 1897 at his residence on Division St., Listowell, Ontario, Canada. He married Elizabeth Owen Scott of Camden, New Jersey, USA, and they had 6 children, all but Lilian M. predeceasing him. His obituary in the Listowel Standard, 5 Nov 1897, states that he "early in life became interested in religious matters. Coming to America when a young man, he engaged in business for a time, but feeling especially called to the work of the ministry, he left his business pursuits, completed his education and entered the ministry. During his early life he became greatly interested in the Second Advent movement, which at that time was attracting much attention, and much of his ministerial career was spent in laboring among the Second Advent churches in the New England States and in Quebec and Ontario. He was president of the Evangelical Advent Conference for 25 years. In 1883 he came to Listowel in response to a call tendered him by the Congregational church. Here he labored for about five years, when owing to ill health, he was forced to resign the pastorate. During his active life Mr. Gunner studied medicine and graduated as a medical practitioner from the Philadelphia Medical College, using his medical skill in his pastoral duties. Of late years he has occasionally been engaged in evangelistic work, but his failing health has prevented him from active service. He was revered by all who knew him. His daughter Lillian, who is the only surviving member of the family, has the community's sympathy. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon to Fairview cemetery."

The obituary in the Listowel Banner, 4 Nov 1897, states that he died after a short illness, that he had begun his education in England, that Lillian had always lived with her parents, and that in connection with his ministerial duties he had worked in a number of places in Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Minnesota, and in the Eastern townships of Quebec and in Ontario. Also, that he had been elected President for twenty-five successive years by his brethren in the Advent Church. His funeral was to be conducted by Rev. M. Kelly.

According to correspondence dated July 5, 1999, from Ontario Genealogical Society, Perth County Branch, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, states that the plot records at Fairview Cemetery show that the plot is in N 1/2 Lot 13 Section B Range 1. Civil registration numbers were Frederick 11 03 97 # 020372, Lillian 05 24 08 # 023617. The correspondence goes on to state that the stone is engraved only "Dr Gunner and daughter Lilian" and states that perhaps no other etchings were put on the stone because no one was left.
Birthca 1822
Death14 Apr 1895, Listowel, Ontario, Canada
Misc. Notes
The National Archives of Canada, in correspondence of 11 Jan 1999, sent copies of microfilm C-9914 from RG 31, the 1871 Ontario census, showing Fredrick Gunner, 47, Eliza Gunner, 49, and Lydia Gunner, 9, living together in Brantford, states Fredrick to be a Minister, Evangelical Church, born in England, Eliza born England, and Lydia born U.S.

I ... have a copy of a newspaper notice showing the death of Mrs. F. Gunner, who "departed in a moment, sitting in her chair, Easter Sunday, April 14th 1895", Listowel, Ontario.
ChildrenLilian M , 19239 (-1908)
 Lydia , 19240 (ca1862-)
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