last, January 25th, the death occurred at her home on Colborne Street,
of an old and well known resident of this town in the person of Maria
Gibbon, widow of James Allgeo.
For a short time Mrs. Allgeo had been ill with pneumonia, but was
thought to be on the road to recovery. On the morning of her death she
was propped up in her bed for breakfast, when her heart suddenly gave
She had lived in Simcoe all of her life, dying in her 69th year.
She was the daughter of Wm. Gibbon, a soap manufacturer, who did
business here about 50 years ago.
Mrs. Allgeo survived her husband only about three years. Her only
son Fred, died about 15 years ago. The funeral took place the
following Saturday afternoon to Oakwood Cemetery.
With the death of Mrs. Allgeo the municipality of Simcoe receives a
most generous gift from the estate of her late husband.
Mr. James Allgeo left an estate of $12,000 to be distributed upon the
death of his wife. With the exception of a few small legacies, the
estate becomes the property of the town of Simcoe for the purpose of
building or assisting in the erection of a public hospital.
Mr. H. P. Innes, K.C., and Mr. H. S. Macpherson are named as
executors of the will and after the winding up of the affairs of the
estate they will be able to turn over approximately $12,000 to the
corporation. This substantial bequest will aid in filling a long felt