Thomas Keating Ward's reported early demise

STILL IN THE FLESH. -- It falls rarely to the lot of man to read his own obituary in two or three papers, but such fell to Mr. T.K. Ward, of Langston, Mich., an Old Boy of Perth. Some years ago his death was reported in the Perth Courier and copied in the Pembroke Observer and several Michigan papers, and all these accounts Mr. Ward had the pleasure of reading. The gentleman is still in the flesh and was one of the many visitors at the reunion. The Courier had a very pleasant call from him and Mrs. Ward. He is a brother of Misses Ward, of Drummond. He is one of the solid men of Langston.

Speculation: Maybe the papers meant to report Thomas' brother Edward Ward's death on 25 April 1900, but somehow got the name mixed up?

Sources:

Lanark County Genealogical Society, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada. Resource Library URL - Link.

Perth Courier newspaper on microfilm at the Algonquin College Library in Perth, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada.


Other Links

Your browser will probably report that the following URLs 1 and 2 are not secure, but that's only because there's no "S" on the HTTP part of the URL, meaning it's not on a secure server. I've never had a problem with Robert Keating's site.

  • Origin of the Keating surname
  • The Ancestral Home of the Keating Family
  • Patrick Ward's Will
  • Other Keatings in County Wexford Ireland (old information)
  • Closely Related Surnames: Ward and Hudson.