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Huron Expositor
23 August 1912
page 4
Mary Beattie Dodds (nee Armstrong)
Winthrop--The Late Mrs Dodds
Last week we made brief reference to the death of Mrs Thomas Dodds of McKillop, near here, whose maiden name was Mary Beattie Armstrong, and who had reached the good age of 85 years and 4 months.
The late Mrs Dodds was a native of Roxboroshire, Scotland, and left the old land as a bride, being married to her late husband on the 24th of May 64 years ago, at the age of 21 years. They left the next day on their honeymoon trip to Canada, settling first in McKillop. For the first five years they lived on a farm on the 6th concession, then moving to lot 30, concession 7, on which she continued to reside until her death. That part of the township was then newly settled and mostly a wilderness. The deceased bore bravely the hardships and privations incident to pioneer life, and did her part well in helping to convert the bush farm into a comfortable and prosperous homestead.
Her husband died a little over seven years ago. Mrs Dodds had been in failing health for the past two years. A year ago she was confined to the house most of the summer, but she rallied again, and was able once again to attend church during the winter months--a place, despite all kinds of weather, in which she was always present when her health permitted, to meet
her pastor and the people of Cavan church, of which she had been a valued member almost ever since its formation, bein a member of Rev Mr Barr's church in Harpurhey before that. The last time she was in church was in March, after which she took a severe cold, followed by heart trouble, of which she was a severe sufferer, never being able to lie down, and passed
away as if falling asleep, as one that was weary.
She was a sincere, Christian woman, who by precept and example, her influence for good will be felt in the sphere which she moved. The remains were laid to rest in the Maitlandbank cemetery on Monday, August 13, beside those of her late husband, and the respect in which she was held in the neighborhood, where she had lived so long, as well as the sympathy for the bereaved family, was abundantly manifested by the large number who attended to pay the last tribute of respect to the memory of a good woman.
She leaves a family of four sons, Robert, John, Thomas and Adam, and four daughters, Mrs William Elliott of Manitoba, Mrs Hunter, Mrs Blanshard and Mrs A Smith, of Brussels, her eldest son having died some years ago. Rev Mr Carswell preached a funeral sermon on Sunday last, taking for his text, "And his righteousness shall endure forever," taken from the 3rd verse of the 13th Psalm, in which he made reference to the Christian life of the deceased,
The friends who leave us do not feel the sorrow
Of parting as we feel it, who must stay,
Lamenting day by day;
And knowing when we wake upon the morrow
We shall not find in its accustomed place
The one beloved face

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Alexander Broadfoot
Alexander Broadfoot, medical doctor and surgeon in Mondovi and Gilmanton, Wisconsin, was born on November 9, 1854 on the Mains Farm in Tuckersmith Township, Huron County, Ontario. He grew up in the Clinton area, attending Clinton Grammar School, an received his secondary education in the Collegiate institute in St. Catherines and further education in Toronto University. In 1873-74, he was principal of a school where all the students spoke French. In 1880, he entered the Toronto School of Medicine, from which he graduated in 1884. He decided to move in that year, to Kansas, USA and set up a practice in the town of Enterprise, where he began practising medicine. He was a good doctor and soon had a well-established practice.
On April 6, 1885, he became a citizen of the United States and in that same year, he married Celia Tillotson in Enterprise, Kansas. In 1887, they moved to Reed's Landing and then on to Independence, Wisconsin, where he practiced medicine for six years. In September of 1893, they moved to Mondovi, Wisconsin, where he opened an office in the Peeso Block, over the Luetscher Bros. & Helwig's store.
In April 1894, he became associated with Dr. Charles Hebard under the firm name of Hebard & Broadfoot, Physicians and Surgeons. Four years later, Alexander and his family moved to Gilmanton, Wisconsin.
Alexander Broadfoot died on February 14, 1904, leaving his wife and seven children. He was buried in the family plot in Gilmanton Cemetery, where his infant son was also buried.

From the August 10, 1888 issue. (Bridget Dorsey nee Burke)
We last week mentioned the illness of Mrs. Dorsey, Sr. of this town.
We have this week to record her death. Mrs. Dorsey had reached the great age of 83 years. She was a native of Tipperary, Ireland, and came to this county with her husband and family about 43 years ago. {1845] They then settled in the township of McKillop and a year and a half after their arrival her husband died. She had seven of a family, five of whom, three sons and two daughters, still survive her. The sons are Mr. Michael Dorsey of Hibbert, Mr. John Dorsey, Seaforth, Mr. Matthew Dorsey, Colorado. The daughters are Mrs. Edward Devereux, of McKillop and Mrs. Heart, of Strathroy. Until a week before her death, Mrs. Dorsey was able to go around and very smart and active.
In the local news: Deaths: In Seaforth, on 7th inst. Bridget Dorsey, relict of the late John Dorsey and mother of Mr. John Dorsey of Seaforth, aged 83 years.

Mrs. M. J. Klinkhamer nee Bridget Burke
The Huron Expositor, September 30, 1938 
The late Mrs. M. J. Klinkhamer An old and highly respected pioneer of Dublin in the person of Mrs. Michael J. Klinkhamer, died at her home on Friday morning, following the effect of a stroke of paralysis sustained about two weeks ago. She was in her 81st year, being a native of McKillop Township. She was married fifty-seven years ago and has been a resident of Dublin ever since, she and her husband having engaged in a grocery business for several years. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Sister Bonaventure, Ursuline Convent, Chatham, and Mrs. Leo Krauskopf, Dublin; also three sons, Walter, of Detroit, and Joseph and Martin, of Dublin. The funeral took place on Monday morning at St. Patrick's Church, Dublin, with interment at St. Columban cemetery. Father Joseph O'Rourke of Tillsonburg, sang the Requiem Mass, which was largely attended. 
The pallbearers were three sons, Joseph, Walter and Martin, Leo Krauskopf, Patrick O'Rourke, and Joseph O'Rourke.  
Visitors over the weekend included: Mr. and Mrs. James Hanley, Toronto, with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hanley; Miss Olivia Evans and Mrs. W. H. Evans, Galt, with Mr. and Mrs. P. Matthews; Miss Mary Krauskopf, St. Thomas; Frank Krauskopf, Toronto; Dr. Frank Stapleton, Brantford, at their respective homes; Mr. and Mrs. Klinkhamer, Brantford, at the funeral of Mrs. Klinkhamer; John and Joseph Kenny, Pat McConnell and Miss Francis Fortune, in Kitchener.   

Walter Burke
Huron Expostitor Friday, March 13, 1914 McKillop Notes- 
A large funeral took place last Wednesday, when one of the oldest residents of this township was laid to rest in St. Columban cemetery in the person of Walter Burke, aged 83 years. The pallbearers were Messes. Leo Krauskopf, John Burke, William Burke, C. Klinkhammer, Joseph O'Rourke, and James O'Connor. The deceased leaves to morn his loss besides his widow, John at home, Martin, of Chicago, Mrs. Ornaly, of Toronto, and Mrs. Klinkhammer of Dublin.

Huron Expositer March 9th, 1934. 
Joseph Canning
Catherine Canning nee Evans
Mrs. Catherine Canning was burned to death early Friday morning when her house on Queen Street, Toronto was gutted by flames.  Her husband Joseph Canning, 64, suffered serious burns and was rushed to the hospital, where he died shortly after being admitted.  Her brother Frank Evans 71, also suffered burns and was taken to the hospital for treatment.  His injuries were thought to be less serious.
Both  Mr. and Mrs. Canning were former well known residents of Seaforth. Funeral services were held from St. James Church here on Tuesday and interment was made in St. James cemetery.
Believed to have started from an overheated stovepipe, the fire had gained terrific headway before it was noticed.  When Mrs. Canning attempted to escape from the blazing frame structure a jammed door  trapped her before the flames.
The fire was first discovered by a neighbor across the street who turned in the alarm.  Before the brigade could arrive, Mr. Canning had assisted his brother-in-law to escape from the building.  When he turned back to rescue his wife, however, he found the door jammed and was unable to reach her.  He shouted for aid, being badly burned and in a weakened condition, and neighbors managed to break in the door, but Mrs. Canning was was pronounced dead a few minutes later when taken to a nearby house for first aid treatment.
A large number of friends and relatives attended the funeral services on Tuesday.  Pallbearers for Mrs. Canning were  James Shea, William Stapelton, Thomas Moylan, Timothy Lynch, John Nolan and Jos. O'Rourke.  
For Mr. Canning Thomas Melady, Dennis Maloney, Angus McKinnon, Hugh McMillan, Frank McConnell and Roland Kennedy.
Mr. and Mrs. Canning have been residents of Tuckersmith, Beechwood, and Seaforth before moving to Toronto some years ago.  Mrs. Canning was the daughter of the late Joseph Evans of McKillop.

Mary Mulcahy nee Clinton
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Date unknown
"Died in Seaforth, on Monday, December 18, 1916 Mary Clinton, wife of the late Edward Mulcahy aged 78 years.  The funeral will take place from her late residence, Market street, Seaforth on Wednesday, December 20th, 1916 at 9:30 a.m. to St. James' church, Seaforth and from thence to the place of interment in St. Columban Cemetary. 
Friends and acquaintances will please accepth this invitation..." 
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Huron Expositor
3 March 1899
page 8
Elizabeth Somerville (nee Dickson)
Last week we announced the death of Mrs William Somverville, sr, of Roxboro, McKillop, which took place on Wednesday of last week. Mrs Somerville's maiden name was Elizabeth Dickson. She was the third daughter of the late
Archibald Dickson, and was born in Roxboroshire, Scotland. She came to Canada with other members of her family in 1834. She was married to her late husband in 1846, and went to Haysville, Waterloo county, to reside. After a residence of two years there they returned to McKillop and took up the farm adjoining that of her late father, and where she continued to reside until her death. Her husband died 36 years ago, leaving her with a family of seven young children, the youngest being only two weeks old. It was then a gloomy outlook, but she was a woman of indomitable courage and of splendid executive ability, and succeeded in not only retaining her home, but kept her family around her, and provided well for them all. During all those years the home was never disturbed, as her eldest son, who now has the homestead, remains unmarried, and Mrs Somerville continued to occupy her old place as long as her health and strength permitted. She was one of the kindest of women, and was always more solicitous for the comfort of others than for her own comfort. She was, therefore, much and deservedly beloved, not by the members of her own family alone, but by all who knew her. This trait of her character was retained to the last, and was peculiarly manifested by an incident only a few hours before her departure. Although not able to speak above a whisper, she beckoned to one of her attendants and asked her to "Get Elsa a cup of tea," meaning her sister, Mrs James Scott, who had come to see her. She was a sincere and consistent Christian woman, as her daily life bore testimony, and was a member of Seaforth Presbyterian church. The remains were laid to rest in the Maitlandbank cemetery on Saturday.
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Huron Expositor
18 July 1913
page 8
James Dodds
The Late Mr Dodds--Another of the worthy pioneers of this district has passed from this life. Mr James Dodds, formerly of McKillop, died at the home of his son-in-law, Mr John Carter, on Thursday of last week, and the remains were laid to rest in the Maitlandbank cemetery on Saturday. Mr Dodds had reached the unusual age of 84 years. He had been in failing health for some time. He was one of the pioneer residents of McKillop, and was much respected by all who knew him for his many good qualities of head and hear and his sterling integrity of character.

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Huron Expositor
Friday, 22 January 1897
Page 8
Peter Dodds
It is also our sad duty to chronicle another death this week. The Great Reaper is no respector of persons. He cuts down not only the aged, but the middle aged and young. This time it is one in the very prime of life. Mr Peter Dodds, son of Mr Thos Dodds, of McKillop, passed away at his residence, near Winthrop, on Sunday night last. Mr Dodds was just forty-six
years of age. He was a strong, wiry, robust man who, only a few months ago, bade fair to live to a good old age. He had been suffering for some time with a severe attack of la grippe, but no serious results were anitcipated until within a day or two of his death, when inflammation of the bowels set in, and his once rugged constitution, being enfeebled by the former disease, was unable to withstand the ravages of this attack. He was an industrious, good living man and a most worthy citizen, who was esteemed and respected by all who knew him, and his early death is a loss to the community where he resided, and where, we believe, he was born. He leaves a widow and five children. The sincerest sympathy will be extended by numerous friends to the bereft and afflicted widow and family, and to the sorrowing parents and friends. The remains were laid to rest in the Maitlandbank cemetery on Tuesday.

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Huron Expositor
3 Mar 1905
page 8
Thomas Dodds, Sr.
Many of our readers will regret to learn of the death of another pioneer of this district in the person of Thomas Dodds, Sr of McKillop. Mr Dodds died on Wednesday after an illness of only a few days. He was 77 years of age and was one of the pioneer settlers and most respected residents of McKillop.
Huron Expositor
3 Mar 1905
page 5
Deaths--Dodds--In McKillop, on March 1st, Mr Thomas Dodds, sr, aged 77 years and 5 months. Funeral on Friday March 3rd, at 2:30 o'clock, from the late residence of the deceased.

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Obituary--Spokesman Review--February 28, 1928 (photo included)

Was Also Active in K. of C. Circles and in Politics.
Frank J. Dorsey, age 71, a resident of Spokane 30 years and widely known here, died yesterday at E230 Boone, the residence of Mrs. F. J. Gehres, with whom he had made his home in recent years.
Mr. Dorsey was born in Ontario, coming west from Minneapolis in 1898. Previously he had served on Canadian railroads in the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario. He continued his railroad activities here as a conductor with the Spokane Falls & Northern until 1902.
In 1902 he went into the insurance business, with which he had been connected until his retirement recently. Mr. Dorsey was a lover of the outdoors and athletic games, having been in charge of the horse racing department at the interstate fair for many years He was an expert judge of horses and in this capacity visited other cities and towns in this region. For years he was a familiar figure at gatherings where horse racing was an event.
Mr. Dorsey was prominent in Knights of Columbus circles, having been grand knight of the Spokane council and district and state deputy in turn. He also belonged to the Elk's lodge here.
Surviving are two sons, Fred C. Dorsey, an attorney at Harrington, and W. M. Dorsey, Seattle; also three daughters, Mrs. H. T. Graves, Puyallup; Miss Claire Dorsey, Seattle, and Mrs. L. A. Dobbin, Vancouver, B. C.
The body is at Smith & Co.'s.

John Dorsey. June 17, 1892 issue.
Our citizens were surprised and pained on Monday morning last, on hearing of the death, on the previous night, of Mr. John Dorsey, one of the leading and most highly respected residents of this town.... [now I am paraphrasing] He had been in good health and then had a severe attack of "la grippe" last winter, which developed into Bright's disease, which was fatal....
He was a native of Tipperary, Ireland, the son of the last John Dorsey, and when about six years of age, came, with his parents and brothers and sisters. to Canada. They settled on a farm on the Huron road about a mile east of Seaforth. He learned the trade of blacksmithing with Mr. Alexander Stewart, of Seaforth. ... He leaves behind a wife and most interesting young family of four boys and three girls. Mr. Dorsey's mother died about two years ago, and his brother, Matthew, only about a year past.

Matthew Dorsey, Sr
Huron Expositor --- July 21.1876----pp5,8
Obituary:  Dorsey: 
In McKillop, on the 14th inst. Matthew Dorsey, Sr. , aged 60 years. Another of Huron's pioneers has passed away. 
Mr. Matthew Dorsey, Sr. of the first concession of McKillop died at his residence, on the Huron road, about a mile east of Seaforth on Friday last, 14th inst. Mr. Dorsey was the victim of a sunstroke, which he received while returning from the church at Seaforth, on Sunday, 10th inst. the effect of which resulted fatally on the following Friday evening. The deceased was a native of Tipperary, Ireland, and emigrated to this country in the year 1843, arriving at Irishtown, township of McKillop in July of that year. He immediately settled on the farm where he has remained until his death. Mr. Dorsey was much respected and highly esteemed by his neighbors and  friends, and all who knew him. He leaves an aged partner, and a large family of grown-up men and women, together with a large circle of  acquaintances of friends who mourn his demise. His remains were followed  by an immense concourse of relatives and friends, some 170 conveyances  in all to the Roman Catholic Chapel at Irishtown, where Rev. Father  McGrath performed the last solemn rites of the church, and his body was  then interred in the Irishtown cemetery. The deceased was 60 years of  age

Huron Expositer March 9th, 1934.
Catherine Canning nee Evans
Mrs. Catherine Canning was burned to death early Friday morning when her house on Queen Street, Toronto was gutted by flames.  Her husband Joseph Canning, 64, suffered serious burns and was rushed to the hospital, where he died shortly after being admitted.  Her brother Frank Evans 71, also suffered burns and was taken to the hospital for treatment.  His injuries were thought to be less serious.
Both  Mr. and Mrs. Canning were former well known residents of Seaforth. Funeral services were held from St. James Church here on Tuesday and interment was made in St. James cemetery.
Believed to have started from an overheated stovepipe, the fire had gained terrific headway before it was noticed.  When Mrs. Canning attempted to escape from the blazing frame structure a jammed door  trapped her before the flames.
The fire was first discovered by a neighbor across the street who turned in the alarm.  Before the brigade could arrive, Mr. Canning had assisted his brother-in-law to escape from the building.  When he turned back to rescue his wife, however, he found the door jammed and was unable to reach her.  He shouted for aid, being badly burned and in a weakened condition, and neighbors managed to break in the door, but Mrs. Canning was was pronounced dead a few minutes later when taken to a nearby house for first aid treatment.
A large number of friends and relatives attended the funeral services on Tuesday.  Pallbearers for Mrs. Canning were  James Shea, William Stapelton, Thomas Moylan, Timothy Lynch, John Nolan and Jos. O'Rourke.  
For Mr. Canning Thomas Melady, Dennis Maloney, Angus McKinnon, Hugh McMillan, Frank McConnell and Roland Kennedy.
Mr. and Mrs. Canning have been residents of Tuckersmith, Beechwood, and Seaforth before moving to Toronto some years ago.  Mrs. Canning was the daughter of the late Joseph Evans of McKillop.

William Evans,
Seaforth News, August 29th, 1924
A pioneer of McKillop died in London on Friday after an extended illness, in the person of Mr. William Evans, aged 93 years.  The late Mr. Evans was at one time assessor of McKillop.  
He is survived by four sons and five daughters; Robert and Joseph of Detroit; William Henry of Galt; Leo, Stratford Mrs. John Quigley, Clinton; Mrs. Louis J. Longeway and Mrs. Thomas Pierce, Detroit; Mrs. Harry Nelmes, Kitchener, and Mrs. Jerry Stapleton, St. Columban.  
His wife was formerly Miss Mary McArdle.  
The funeral was held Saturday morning from the residence of Mr. William Stapleton to St. Patrick's Church, Dublin, where Requiem Mass was sung by Rev. Father Bricklin.  Pallbearers were L. Stapelton, B. A. Collingwood; Will Stapelton, J. Evans, F. Evans, P.F. Benn, Dublin and J. Evans, Seaforth.  Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetary.

John Fortune
Obit From the Huron Expositor, March 16, 1894
in the DEATHS section. Fortune. 
In Seaforth on March 13th, John Fortune, aged 82 years, 10 months.
Passed away on Tuesday morning, Mr. John Fortune, Sr., aged 83 [sic] years. A native of county Wexford, Ireland. Came to Canada in 1851, landing in Quebec. Was there five years, then went to Huron county, purchasing lot 3, concession 3, Tuckersmith. He lived there until about five years ago, when he purchased a home in Seaforth. About five years ago his wife died [no other family info]. He was Roman Catholic.

(Catharine) Gormley nee Bridget Gallagher
OBITUARY: Huron Expositor April 29, 1921. Page 1. 
Dublin-Obituary-Mrs. Catharine Gormley who died on Thursday of last week at her residence, on the 7th concession of Hibbert Township, was buried with all the honors given to faithful members of the Roman Catholic church. Deceased lady was a devout member of her church and brought up a large family of sons and daughters. Her six living sons lovingly bore her casket to its last resting place beside her husband, who preceeded her some thirteen years ago. One son Rev. Thomas Gormley, died 11 years ago, and one daughter Mrs. John Morris, died shortly after her marriage. Mrs. Gormley's sons are: John, of Stratford; Charles, of Detroit; Louis and Alexander at home; William of Dublin; and Edward, of the 4th concession of Hibbert. Her daughters are: Mrs. Hugh McMillan of Tuckersmith, and Mrs. McGuigan, of Montana. Rev. Father White, P.P. sang a solemn High Mass for her on Saturday at which Rev. Father White Goetz, of Seaforth was deacon, and Rev. Father McCardle, sub-deacon. Interment was made at St. Columban cemetery beside her devoted husband and two little boys.

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Mary Ann  Williams nee Geary
Huron Expositor
TUCKERSMITH-February 28, 1915
Mrs. Michael Williams
Sleep on Dear mother, thy toils are o'er, Thy willing hands will help no more, No future strife in Heaven to rest, We miss you most, who loved you best.
On the last day of February 1915, just as the sun was sinking to rest, death claimed another victim in the person of Mrs. Michael Williams. It was indeed a great surprise to every one when the news went out that she was dead, having been sick only for about two weeks. Her death was truly a happy one. As in life she had made preparation for the long journey that awaits all of us. She leaves behind to mourn her loss and cherish her memory, a family of three sons and four daughters, Mrs. Pat Flannery, Mrs. John J. McGrath, Mrs. Joe Waters and Patrick, all of Hibbert; Dan in Chicago; Margaret and Thomas at home. The funeral, which was held Wednesday morning from her late residence, was largely attended by friends from far and near, who came to pay their last respect to one whom they could always call a true friend. Solemn High Mass of Requien was celebrated by Father Corcoran, of St. James church, who eloquently spoke on the uncertainty of life, and the happy home that awaits the soul that leaves this world, strengthened by the many consolations of the church. After mass the funeral cortege proceeded to St. James' cemetery where all that was mortal of a faithful, affectionate and devoted mother was tenderly laid to rest beside that of her husband, Michael Williams, who predeceased her about three years ago.

Ann Love nee German
Died in Tuckersmith on Monday July 13th 1896 Ann German, Beloved wife of the late George Love, aged 84 years.
The funeral will take place from her son’s residence, Lot 14, Concession 7, Tuckersmith on Wednesday July 15th 1896 at 2 o’clock A.M. To the place of interment in the Egmondville cemetery. Friends and aquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
Tuckersmith July 13th 1896

Charles Gormley
OBITUARY-Huron Expositor June 9, 1911 page 8. 
Hibbert-Death of a Pioneer. Mr. Charles Gormley, of the 7th concession, passed peacefully to the better land on Friday last, having reached the good age of eighty-two years. Mr. Gormley was one of the pioneer residents of the township, and did his part in converting the forest into fruitful fields, and by industry and good management succeeded in making a competency for himself and family. He was in every sense of the term a good and useful citizen and his memory will be long cherished by a large circle of friends. He was a devoted member of St. Columban church, and his remains were interred in St. Columban cemetery. The esteem in which he was held in the neighborhood where most of his life had been spent was well manifested by the large number who attended the funeral services. He leaves a grown up family of sons and daughters. 

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Michael J. Klinkhamer
Huron Expositor April 12, 1940 
Dublin, Ontario 
A highly respected citizen and pioneer of this district in the person of Michael J. Klinkhamer passed away at his home here on Friday following a paralytic stroke suffered a week previously. He is the last surviving member of a family of eight sons and two daughters and would be 83 years of age on April 11. 
He was a native of Baden, Waterloo County, but moved to Seaforth at a early age and was married to Miss Bridget Burke in 1881 and shortly afterwards moved to Dublin, where he operated a general grocery business until he retired about seven years ago. He was a faithful member of Seaforth, St. Columban and Dublin choirs for many years and was also Police Magistrate of Dublin for more than thirty years. 
Mr. and Mrs. Klinkhamer had a family of eight children; Catherine, who died as an infant; (Mary), Mrs. Leo Krauskopf, who died in January 1910; William, of Missouri; Gregory who died in Vancouver B.C in 1929; Walter of Detroit; Joseph of Mitchell; M. Bonaventure of the Ursuline community, Chatham; Martin, of Dublin. 
Mr. and Mrs. Klinkhamer celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in May 1931, and Mrs. Klinkhamer predeceased her husband in September 1938. Mr. Klinkhamer was a faithful member of St. Patrick's parish and a man of sterling character and integrity and possessed a keen memory for all the records during the past six decades. 
The funeral was held on Monday morning at St. Patrick's Church, Reverend Dr. Ffoulkes sang Requiem Mass while Rev. Father O'Drowski occupied a seat in the sanctuary and Mother Moreen presided at the pipe organ. There were many spiritual offerings and floral tributes including a wreath and a floral basket from the fellow employees of Walter Klinkhamer, Detroit. 
The pallbearers were: Lewis Krauskopf, James Krauskopf, Leo Krauskopf, Patrick O'Rourke, Joseph O'Rourke, and Sylvester O'Mally. Interment took place at St. Columnban cemetary. 
Among those attending the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Klinkhamer, of Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. J. Klinkhamer, Brantford; Mr. and Mrs. Hankey, Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brenner of St. Thomas; Sylvester O'Mally, Toronto; A.D. Cameron, Mitchell; Mother M. Bonaventure, and Mother Carmelita, "The Pines" in Chatham.  

William Lee
Eugene Daily Guard
 Jan 27, 1921
LEE--At his home, 367 Sixth Avenue West, Thursday, January 27, 1921, William Lee, aged 71 years. The deceased is survived by his wife, four daughters, and three sons, Mrs. Mae Newman, of Leegon, Missouri; Mrs. Lillian Daily, of Lemon, Missouri; Mrs. Jessie Duncan and Miss Grace M. Lee, of Eugene; T.W. Lee, of Leal, North Dakota; A.R. Lee, of Viceroy, Canada; and Robert L. Lee, of Forward, Canada. Mr. Lee was a member of the Methodist-Episcopal church of Eugene. Funeral arrangements are being made at the Veatch Chapel and will be announced later.

Unknown newspaper
Wm. LEE died at age of 71
Reality Dealer had been suffering from Heart Trouble.
William Lee, engaged in the realty business in this city for many years and extensive owner of property here, in North Dakota, and Canada, died at his home at Sixth Avenue West, yesterday at 11 a.m. at the age of 71 years. Mr. Lee had been suffering from heart trouble for some time past but had been able to be down town only two or three days before death came. Mr. Lee is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Mae Newman, of Leegon, Mo.; Mrs. Lillian Dally, of Lemon, Mo.; Mrs. Jessie Duncan and Miss Grace Lee, of Eugene; T.W. Lee, of Leal, North Dakota; A.R. Lee, of Viceroy, Canada; and Robert L. Lee, of Forward, Canada. Mr. Lee had been a member of the Methodist church for many years. The remains are at the Veatch Chapel where funeral arrangements are being made.

William Lee or Robert William Lee was born Jan 1, 1850 at Seaforth, Huron County. His parents were William Lee and Jane McCulloch. (This family is listed in the 1851 and 1861 McKillop township census) he was married to Grace Lee daughter of Alexander Ross and Grace Morrison
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Mrs. William Evans nee Mary Ann McArdle  
Date of death August 21st, 1924
Mrs. William Evans died on Thursday night and was buried on Saturday morning following requiem mass at St. Patrick's church, where she was a worshipper for many years.
The deceased lady was of an affable disposition and of a retiring nature.
Besides her husband, four sons and five daughters are left to mourn for their ever-loving mother. Two sons Michael and Peter, predeceased her several years ago.
The surviving sons are: William Henry of Galt, Joseph and Robert of Detroit and Leo of Dublin. The daughters are Mrs. Harry Nelmes, with whom she resided,  Mrs. John Quigley of Clinton, Mrs. Thomas Pierce of Detroit, Mrs. Jerry Stapleton, St. Columban. and Mrs. Louis J. Longeway, of Kitchener. There are forty grand children and eighteen great grandchildren of the deceased, also three sisters: Mrs.P. Ryan, Dublin: Mrs. Matthew Lynch, Beechwood, and Mrs. Richard Carpenter, Detroit.
The pallbearers were six grandsons: Joseph and Jack Evans, of Dublin; Aylmer Evans , of Detroit, and Joseph, Louis and William Stapleton, of St. Columban and Dublin.
Many spiritual bouquets adorned her casket from sympathizing friends and relatives.

John J. McGrath
Huron Expositor
August 24, 1948
A highly respected and life-long resident of Hibbert Township near Dublin. John McGrath died at St. Joseph's Hospital, London, on Tuesday following a major operation. He was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McGrath, concession 4, Hibbert, and was in his 75th year. He was a horse-buyer, covering a wide territory during a long period of years; he was one of the best judges of horses in the district and has a host of friends. In 1903 he was married to Miss Nora Williams, who survives him, also two daughters, Mrs. Walter Blonde (Anne), Chatham, and Mrs. Edward Conlon (Nora), Lucan, and one son John, Toronto. Two sons, Joseph and Hugh, and one daughter, Mary, predeceased him. He is also survived by one sister, Miss Bridget McGrath, of London. He was a faithful member of St. Patrick's Church, Dublin and the Holy Name Society. He was a Director and former President of the Usborne & Hibbert Fire Insurance Co. The funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Church, Dublin, on Thursday at 10 AM.

Edward Mulcahy
Publication unknown
Date:  Seaforth, September 14, 1897
"Died in Seaforth, on Monday, September 13, 1897 Edward Mulcahy aged 60 years.  The funeral will take place from his late residence, Market street, on Wednesday, September 15th, 1897 at 9 o'clock a.m. and proceed to St. James' Church, Seaforth, and from thence to the place of interment in Irishtown Cemetery. 
Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend." 

J. Brooks(nee Mulcahy).  [email protected]

William Mulcahy
Publication unknown
Date unknown 
"Well known Traveller Dies in Los Angeles News of the sudden death in Los Angeles, Cal. of William Mulcahy came as a great shock to his many friends here and in his home town of Seaforth Ont.  His funeral was held on Wednesday, March 21, at 9 a.m. from Holy Cross Church, interment being made in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles.   Mr. Mulcahy had been for many years managing salesman with a London company, having travelled for some time in Canada, but principally in the United States.  He will be remembered by those who knew him best for his many acts of kness and charitableness toward his fellow-man.

J. Brooks(nee Mulcahy).  [email protected]

Patrick Mulcahy
Publication unknown
Date unknown 
Died in Stratford, on Friday, January 26th, 1906, Patrick Mulcahy aged 32 years, 8 months and 9 days.  The funeral will take place from the residence of his mother, Market Street West, Seaforth, on Tuesday, January 30, '06 at 10 o'clock a.m. sharp and proceed to St. James' church and from thence to the place of interment in St. James' cemetery.  Friends and acquaintance are respectfully invited to attend. - Seaforth, January 29th, 1906." "...inn, of Stratford...from friends in town.  Mr. Mulcahy was 32 years of age.  He was the second son of the late Edward Mulcahy and was born in Hibbert.  He resided in Seaforth from ...he was engaged in where for several years...only disposed of his business a few months ago.  Since the ... been working at his trade in Toronto and laterly in Stratford...his family continued to...His widow, a daughter of Mr. John McQuade and his mother, who resided with him since her husband's death...give the sincerest sympathy a human heart can bestow.  In the hour of their very ser...sad bereavement.  The deceased...a good business man, a ...workman and a general fav...every person who had relations with him...took an active interest....sports and ...instantly the railway station.  We are...the particulars of the...young man was walking up...street, and was crossing the track near the "ducket" when he was struck by two engines attached to a van.   Death was instantaneous.  As near, as can be learned, the unfortunate man had just left his boarding house on Milton street and was proceeding along Nile street towards the station.  Nearing the crossing, he evidently saw the engine and van which were just then pulling out on the Buffalo track for Paris, and thinking he could cross before they reached him he ran quickly, and either stumbled and fell or had his foot caught in the "frog" where the tracks join.  Before he could get clear from the track the engines were upon him...was found lying on the tracks between the two engines.  The right leg was severed completely from the body, while the left one was badly crushed.  His face was unmarked save a slight scratch on the nose.  The train had barely moved twenty feet from its starting point before the accident happened.  He had not been working Friday as he had not been feeling very well for a few days previous.  He remained at his boarding house, leaving there about five o'clock in the afternoon.  It was his intention to leave on the evening train for Seaforth, his former home, and where his wife had been sick for some time.  The remains were brought here on Saturday and the funeral took place Tuesday forenoon.  The services were held in St. James' church and the remains were interred in St. James cemetery.  The funeral was largely attended and the services were very impressive.  The deceased was a member of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association and the funeral was held under the auspices of that association and the members attended in a body.  The members of the Beaver lacrosse club of which the deceased was a member, as well as a delegation of barbers from Stratford and those in Seaforth...tribut to the deceased..."

J. Brooks(nee Mulcahy).  [email protected]

David McIlwain,
Wingham Advance, 12 March 1908, p. 1, col. 6. 
A Wawanosh Pioneer. David McIlwain, for the last sixty years a resident of the township of West Wawanosh, died at his home on the first concession on Friday last at the advanced age of eighty-five years and eight months.  
Mr. McIlwain was born in County Down, Ireland, in 1822 and came to Canada in 1840, the journey from his native place to Goderich occupying two months and eleven days. Six or seven years after settling in Goderich he was married to Jane Johnstone and a few weeks later they went to live in the township of West Wawanosh. John McIlwain of Wingham and Andrew McIlwain of Detroit are brothers of the deceased, and he is also survived by two half sisters and six half brothers in Goderich township

The Register
Mrs Grace A. Lee nee Ross
Mrs Grace A. Ross Lee, 85, for the past 28 years a resident of Eugene, passed away at her home, 367 Sixth avenue west, Wednesday.
Mrs Lee was born in Ontario, Canada, April 17, 1850, and came west to Eugene in 1907. Her husband William Lee, died here in 1921.
She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Eugene.
Surviving her are four daughters, Mrs. Grace M.L. Dawson, Eugene; Mrs. Jessie M. Duncan, Portland; Mrs. Lillian L. Daily, Missouri; and Mrs. Mary E. Newman, Walakalla, N.D.; Three sons, Alexander Lee Glendale, Cal.; Thomas Wallace Lee, Orika, N.D.; and Robert E. Lee, of Canada.
Funeral announcements will be made later by the Veatch chapel.

Grace Lee was the daughter of Alexander Ross and Grace Morrison.
She was born at Brucefield, Huron County April 17, 1849.
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Lucas Ross
Huron Expositor - 24 June 1898 - page 4
Ross: In McKillop, on June 18th,
Lucas Ross, youngest son of Mr. Finlay Ross of Seaforth aged 35 years.  Death of Mr. Lucas Ross - Death has removed another of our most respected citizens, but this time one who was in the full prime of his manhood.  Mr. Lucas Ross, of the 8th concession, passed peacefully away on Saturday last, at the early age of 35 years.  About three weeks ago he took suddenly ill while in Seaforth, with what was supposed to be inflammation of the bowels.  He recovered from this attack sufficiently to be able to get around and attend to his ordinary duties.  On Tuesday of last week, however, he took sick again, and despite all that the best medical aid could do for him, he died on Sunday.  On Wednesday several medical men had a consultation and it was decided to have an operation for appendicitus, but the patient went down so rapidly that when the time for operating came, they decided he was so much reduced that an operation would be useless to save life.  His brother, Dr. Ross, from Willard hospital, New York, was in attendance on him from Friday until his death. 
Mr. Ross was the youngest son of Mr. Finlay Ross of Seaforth.  He resided on the homestead farm on which he was born.  He was of a genial, cheerful disposition and was a universal favorite with all who knew him. 
His wife is a daughter of Mr. Frank Morrison and she is left with a family of four children, the youngest of whom is only three weeks old, and what makes her terrible loss all the more distressing, she is and has been for some time in very delicate health. 
The sincerest sympathy of a very large circle of friends will be extended to the bereaved widow and little ones and to the aged father and mother, on whom the loss of an affectionate husband and father and beloved son will fall most heavily. 
The funeral took place on Monday and was largely attended.  The remains were laid to rest in the Maitlandbank cemetery

Dr. Brian Cooke   -  Phone (613)-596-7351    Fax: (613)-596-7125
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Mrs. Matthew Dorsey nee Ann Ryan
Huron Expositor  January 15, 1897
 Mrs. Matthew Dorsey one of the pioneer settlers of this district died in  Winnipeg, where she had been living for some time and the remains  reached here on Wednesday and were interred in the Irishtown Cemetery.
 Huron Expositor, January 22, 1897, reprint of it there.
January 22, 1897
The Late Mrs. Dorsey
Last week we mentioned the arrival here from Winnipeg of the remains of the late Mrs. Matthew Dorsey. We take from the Northwest Review [Diocesan paper in Winnipeg]. It says "We have to record this week the death of Mrs. Matthew Dorsey which event took place on Friday evening the 8th of January 1897 at No. 184 Austin Street in this city, the residence of her son-in-law Mr. Peter Klinkhammer publisher of the Review. The deceased had attained the ripe old age of nearly 74 years and passed away fortified by the rites of the church. The late Mrs. Dorsey whose maiden name was Ann Ryan was born in the parish of Ballana [Ballina?], County Tipperary, Ireland and left there in 1846 with her parents who first settled in Toronto, where they resided for some time and afterwards moved to Irishtown, Ont. where she married Mr. Matthew Dorsey whom she survived some twenty years. She leaves several children. They are Mr. F. J. Dorsey, at one time a well known CPR conductor running out of Winnipeg but now of Minneapolis; Mr. Michael Dorsey and Mrs. Peter Klinkhammer of Winnipeg; Mrs. B. Grieve and Mrs. S. J. Barrows of Sheldon North Dakota; Mrs. J. P. O'Neil of Minot, North Dakota; Mrs. M. Klinkhammer of Detroit; and Mrs. N. Klinkhammer of Brantford, Ont. On Sunday morning the remains were taken to the Church of the Immaculate Conception where solemn Requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Cherrier. After the service at the church a procession was formed and the remains taken to the CPR depot from whence they were sent by the east train accompanied by Mrs. P. Klinkhammer to Seaforth, Ont. to be interred at Irishtown where her husband, brother, sister and three children are buried and where her brother Mr. Timothy Ryan and her sister Mrs. John Malone still live. The deceased was a staunch Catholic and always tried to do her duty as a faithful member of the church and devoted wife and mother and it was a fitting end to a long life well spent that she passed away surrounded by loving children and grandchildren 

Angela Klinkhamer nee Shea
DUBLIN - Angela Margaret Klinkhamer, 92, of Dublin, died Monday, July 3, 2000 at the Mitchell Nursing Home, Mitchell. Born May 14, 1908, she was a daughter of the late Jim Shea and the former Mary Prendergast. She was the wife of the late Martin Michael Klinkhamer, who predeceased her in 1978. Following their marriage, the couple resided in Dublin. She had been secretary-treasurer of the former telephone company in Dublin and had also served as secretary-treasurer of St. Patrick's Cemetery Board. She was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Dublin. 
She is survived by her family Don Klinkhamer, Jack Klinkhamer and Mary Margaret Jenkins; grandchildren Steven, Susan, Michael, Mark and Chris and a great-granddaughter Mary Ashlynn. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister Lillian Hill.
Friends and relatives will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal St., Mitchell, today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Dublin, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Maurice Charbonneau as celebrant and Rev. Antonio DelCiancio as co-celebrant. Burial will be in St. Columban Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada through the funeral home at 348-8643. Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home today at 7 p.m.

Mrs. Michael Maddigan-nee Mary Shea (O'Shea)
Death of a Pioneer:
The angel of death called at the Convent of St. Joseph, London, and carried away one of the oldest residents of McKillop, in the person of Mrs. Michael Maddigan, whose death took place October 28th, 1922 at the age of 88 years. Mrs. Maddigan came to this country in June 1834 from Tipperary, Ireland when six months old, with her mother and two older sisters. They landed in London, from where they walked to Harpurhey. Dr. Cholk then got a team and had them sent on to Irishtown, where Dinnie(Dennis) Dorsey, her mother's brother, lived. They afterwards joined her father who had come out some time before, at the Welland Canal, where he found employment for three years. After three years they moved to McKillop, where her father died. She then married Michael Maddigan, who lived near Beechwood. They lived on the farm for twenty years, where many new settlers found a home until they had time to build a shanty for themselves. She was always ready to give a helping hand to anyone in need, it made no difference of what creed. She had as many non-Catholic friends as Catholic and never tired singing their praises, particularly the McIntoshes and Calders, who were close neighbors in her early years. There were no roads at this time in McKillop, only blazed trees to mark the way. There was no school and not children enough to get a grant or permission to build one. There were only eleven families, so the eleven men signed up as pupils to get a school, after which there was school three days a week and three months a year, the teacher being a Mr. Low. The school was a log shanty where the present school stands today. It was then the Lee farm, one and one-half miles east of Seaforth. Seaforth then had only one shanty and a finger board on the corner to direct the way to Goderich. Mrs. Maddigan lived in Seaforth for twenty years, where her husband died. She then moved to Dublin to live with her sister, Mrs. John Maddigan and her niece Mrs. Peter Evans, where she lived for twenty-two years. Then feeling old age coming on and not being able to attend to her religious duties as she wished to, she went to the Sisters of St. Joseph, where she could go to Mass every day, if she desired and lived there for nearly two years and she made many friends. Her kind, cheerful disposition kept her up till five weeks ago, when she got too weak to go about any longer, and gradually failed till death relieved her on Saturday, October 28th. She died fully reconciled, and had the pleasure of receiving last rites of the Church. Her remains were taken to Dublin to the home of Mrs. John Maddigan. The funeral was held Monday morning and was very largely attended. Mass said by Reverend Father McCardle. The Pallbearers at her funeral were her six nephews: James Shea, John Shea, John Evans, Joe Evans, Frank Evans and John Flynn. The remains were taken to Seaforth and laid to rest beside those of her husband in St James Cemetery.
She leaves one sister, Mrs. John Maddigan, and several nieces and nephews to mourn her loss.

Mary Ann Woods nee Murphy
Woods, Mrs. Mary Ann
(Detroit Free Press - 20 April 1939)
Mrs. Mary Ann Woods. prayer at 8:30 a. m. Saturday in the residence, 2456 Clements Ave. Services at 9 a. m. in St. Gregory's Church. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Woods was born in St. Columbas, Ont., 81 years ago and had lived in Detroit 60 years. She died Wednesday in her home. She is survived by her son, Joseph and James Jr.; her daughter, Mrs. George A. Orleman, Jr, and her sisters, Mrs. John McGrath and Mrs. Dennis Andrew.

A bit of history here: Mary Ann (Murphy) was a daughter of Michael Murphy and Mary (Dinnen) Murphy. Mary Ann married James Joseph Woods, son of Patrick Woods Sr and Anne Maria (Lennon) Woods. Many of the Woods family, are buried in St. Columban Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Dorothia Smith nee Murray
From the Seaforth Expositer
March 27, 1925
Mrs. Robert Smith, one of the pioneer residents of this Township Hullett passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. John McClure in McKillop on Tuesday of this week, at the ripe old age of 85 years. Mrs. Smith had been in failing health for a number of years but had been able to get about until six weeks ago, since which time she gradually sank until the end came on Tuesday. The deceased was a daughter of the late John Murray and was born in Brantford. When a child she came to Tuckersmith with her parents, and in 1861 was united in marriage to Mr. Robert Smith For some years they resided on the Mill Road but in 1872 moved to Hullett Township where the rest of her life was spent. In 1921, Mr and Mrs. Smith celebrated their Diamond Wedding anniversary. Mr. Smith passed away two years later in March of 1923, but she is survived by a family of five daughters and three sons, John on the homestead in Hullett, Robert of Chesley, and William of Milestone Saskatchewan, Mrs. John McCure of McKillop, Mrs. Robert McKay of Egmondville, Mrs. Alexander Broadfoot of Tuckersmith and Mrs. James Grainger and Mrs. John Anderson of Manitoba. The funeral was held from the home of Mrs. McCure on the 11 Con. on Thursday afternoon and was conducted by the Rev. J. A. Ferguson. Internment was made in Burns Cemetery, Hullett Twp.

Margaret Doig nee Patrick
Listowel Banner
October 29, 1919
Margaret (Patrick) Doig
"When a small child she came with her parents to Howick and has resided in this township continuously ever since. She attended the public school at Union S.S. No. 16, where her children also afterwards attended. In August, 1868 she was married to Andrew Doig at the age of seventeen and at that time was considered one of the most beautiful women in the neighborhood. Her husband, who predeceased her in February, 1914, was one of the best known and respected residents of the County, and grew to manhood on the old homestead farm in Tuckersmith township and when twenty one years of age settled on lot 32, concession C, Howick, to which he brought his young bride two years later, where they continued to reside for many years, and endured many of the hardships incident to pioneer life with courage and cheerfulness. But they lived to see their labors crowned with success, and to see their children settled around them in pleasant and happy homes. Some years ago they decided to retire from the active duties of farm life and built a comfortable residence for themselves in Gorrie, where Mr. Doig died suddenly five years ago. Since then she has continued to reside in that village and was quite healthy and active. While visiting her son in London this fall she was taken ill, but reached the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Coghlin, of Listowel, where for several weeks she suffered intense pain, all of which she bore with courage and Christian resignation, until death relieved her sufferings and her spirit took its flight to Him who gave it. The funeral was held on Tuesday from her daughter's residence, the funeral services being conducted by her pastor, the Presbyterian minister of Gorrie, of which church deceased had been a life long member... Her remains were laid to rest in the Molesworth cemetery, adjoining the farm where she spent her girlhood, beside those of him who had shared her joys and sorrows for upwards of forty-five years."

Mrs Sarah Rattenbury nee Townsend
London Free Press, Dec 29, 1897 pg 8
Mrs Sarah Townsend, relict of the late William Rattenbury
The death occurred at Clinton yesterday morning of the oldest settler of the County of Huron, in the person of Mrs Sarah Townsend, relict of the late William Rattenbury of that town, after an illness of several months, in her 82nd year. Deceased was one of the best-known residents of the county and endeared herself to all with whom she came in contact, socially and in every other way.
She was born in Nottinghamshire, England, in 1815 and was married in Muddy York (Toronto) in 1833, and removed to the County of Huron in 1835, where she has ever since made her home. Eleven children were born to Mr & Mrs Rattenbury - seven daughters and four sons. The survivors are Isaac & Joseph & Mrs I.F. & H.S. Rance and R.H. Read. The other daughters, all of whom have passed away, were Mrs George T. Hiscox of London, Mrs J Uphail and Mrs William Shane of Blyth.
Mrs Rattenbury survived her husband by eleven years. Very many will hear of her death with genuine regret.

Mary Watters nee Williams
Huron Expositor
September 19, 1919-page 8
Fatal Accident: A serious runaway accident occurred on Friday last when Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Watters and her sister, Miss Margaret Williams, of Chicago, were driving to the home of their sister, Mrs. John (Nora) McGrath. Their house took fright at a road scraper leaning against a fence a short distance from their home, both ladies were thrown from the buggy and badly injured. Miss Williams was rendered unconscious and removed to a nearby home. Mrs. Watters was injured internally so seriously that she died the following Monday. A physician from Seaforth was summoned and attended the ladies. The funeral of Mrs. Watters took place on Wednesday morning, her forty second birthday. The direct cause of the lady's death was a failure of the heart. Mrs Watters suffered a weak spell on Monday morning and passed away at noon. The funeral mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Noonan. Deceased is survived by her husband Joseph and three daughters Mary, Luella and Anne. Mrs. Patrick Flannery, St. Columban; Mrs. John McGrath of Hibbert, and Miss Williams, Chicago, IL are sisters. The brothers are Daniel of Chicago; Patrick, of Hibbert, and Thomas of Tuckersmith. To Mr. Watters and his three lovely daughters, aged fourteen, ten and seven years respectively, the sympathy of the community is extended. The funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed here. Mrs. Mary Watters was conscious to the last, and selected the pall bearers and was solicitous as to the welfare of her children. Miss Williams, who was severely injured in the accident, is progressing nicely, and was able to be moved to the room of her sister to say a few farewell words.

Hanorah McGrath nee Williams
Huron Expositor
May 12, 1954
In Lucan, on Wednesday, May 12, 1954, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Conlin, Nora Williams, beloved wife of the late John McGrath, formerly of Dublin, Ontario and dear mother of Mrs. Walter Blonde (Annie) of Chatham, and Mrs. Edward Conlin (Nora) of Lucan, and John, of Toronto, and sister of Mr. Dan Williams of Lake Walkes, Florida, in her 79th year. Resting at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Conlin, of Lucan, from where the funeral will be held on Saturday, Mary 13. at 8:45 to St. Patrick's Church, Dublin, where Requiem High Mass will be sung at 10 AM. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Dublin.

Joseph Watters
Huron Expositor
January 23, 1925
On Friday at 4 PM Joseph Watters who left here about three years ago to make his home in Detroit died suddenly. The deceased man had been a sufferer for years from sciatica. At Christmas he fell in the street in Detroit and fractured his arm, erysipelas set in and caused his sudden passing at the early age of 61 years. His eldest daughter, Mary lived with him. His two younger daughters Luella and Annie are living with their aunt, Mrs. Jack McGrath and attending High School in the village. Mrs. Watters died five years ago. She was thrown from her buggy when her driver took fright at a road scraper, and died two days later. Mr & Mrs. Watters were highly respected citizens of Hibbert township where they had a fine country home. They had many relatives here and in Chicago. One brother, Matthew lives in California; Mrs. Patrick Flannery, of St. Columban; Mrs. James Feeney and Mrs. Jack McGrath of Hibbert, are sisters-in-law of the late Mr. Watters. Robert McGrath a cousin of the deceased man accompanied the remains to Dublin on Saturday. The funeral took place on Monday morning following requiem mass sung by Rev. Fr. White P. P. Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery beside his wife and his aged parents.

Michael Waters
In the Huron Expositor-Dec. 10th, 1920
The funeral of Mr. Michael Waters, the oldest resident of this burg and the oldest member of St. Patrick's church, took place Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Father Noonan, P.P., sang the mass. Interment was at St. Columban. Rev. Father McCardle officiated at the grave. Mr. Waters came from Ireland when a young man of twenty and settled in Hibbert township. Some years ago he and his aged wife moved to Dublin where they resided until last September, when both went to London to the home for the aged where they had every kind attention from the good sisters of St. Joseph. Mr. Waters was in his 95th year and passed away peacefully on Sunday night. His remains were brought to Dublin by the G.T.R. on Monday. Besides his aged wife one son, Joseph, survives

Michael Williams
Huron Expositor
March 25, 1912
The late Michael Williams-The death occurred in Tuckersmith on Monday, March 25th, of Michael Williams at the age of seventy-three years. The funeral was held on Wednesday from his late home to St. James church, Seaforth, and thence to the place of interment in St. James' cemetery. The deceased was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, and came to Tuckersmith 64 years ago, where he has since made his home. The surviving members of his family are his widow Mary Ann (Geary), Patrick, of Hibbert; Daniel of Chicago, and Thomas and Miss Margaret at home; Mrs. Patrick Flannery, Mrs. John McGrath, Mrs. Joseph Waters, all of Hibbert. The surviving brothers and sisters are M. Williams and Mrs. Thomas Geary, of Seaforth; James Williams of Detroit, and Miss Ann Williams, of Canton, Ohio. Mr. Williams was a good and worthy citizen in every sense of the term. He was one of the noble band of pioneers who helped to make Tuckersmith what it is today, one of the best farming townships in the province. He was a kind husband, a thoughtful parent, and an obliging neighbor, and was much and deservedly esteemed in the community where he had lived so long.

Huron Expositor

September 19, 1919
Thompson----In Stanley, on September 14th, Sarah Baird, wife of Alexander Thompson, aged 68 years.
McMichael---In Harpurhey, on Friday, Sept. 12th. Robert McMichael, aged 70 years.
Mitchell--In Logan on Saturday, September 13th.  William Mitchell in his 87th year.
Watters---In Dublin on Monday, September 15th.  Mary Williams beloved wife of Mr. Joseph Watters in her 42nd year.
Heideman---In Hay township, on August 28th, Arnold Heiderman, aged 30 years and 28 day.
Henderson--In Hamilton, on September 13th, William Habkirk Henderson, formerly of Seaforth, aged 68 years and 10 months