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A transcript of an article on page 3 of 2 Dec 1935 Norfolk Observer newspaper. 

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The death of Mary Anslow Allsoppo, wife of G. Edward Bancroft, took place at Nixon on Friday afternoon, 29 Nov in her 83rd year, after 14 months' illness.

Deceased was born in Dudley Worehestershire, England, 13 Jan 1853, coming out to make her home in Toronto in 1910 and later moving to Norfolk County where she and Mr. Bancroft made their home for 22 years.

Besides her husband, three sons, Thomas of Jarvis, Percy of Brantford and Edgar Bancroft of Chatham, Ontario are left to mourn. Two sisters and one brother residing in England also survive.

The funeral was conducted from the Mission Church in Nixon on Saturday afternoon at 2.30 and many kind neighbors and friends in the vicinity gathered to pay their tribute to the deceased who had resided at Nixon 22 years.

Many beautiful floral tributes also expressed sympathy for the bereaved husband and family. Pastor T. E. Touzeau of Tillsonburg officiated. Several of the chior assisted in the singing of the hymns. Mrs. Kingsburg and Mrs. Clayton Misener sang a duet, "In the Upper Garden" very appropriately.

The pallbearers were Clayton Misener, John Lindsay, Carlton Misener, William Beecraft, Stanley Pearce and Earl Shaw. Internment was made in Delhi Cemetery. Among those from a distance were: Mt. and Mrs. Edgar Bancroft of Chatham, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cook [sic] and family of Jarvis, Mr. Percy Bancroft and son and Mr. W. Brecklin of Brantford.

A transcript of an article on page 3 of 19 Jun 1941 Norfolk Observer newspaper. 

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The death of G. Edward Bancroft occurred on Monday at Norfolk General Hospital, in his 80th year. Deceased was born in England on 2 Jun 1862, and resided at Nixon for some years previous to making his home in Woodhouse Township since 1938. His wife, Mary Anslow Bancroft, predeceased him, 29 Nov 1935, when residing at Nixon.

Two sons, Edgar Bancroft of Chatham and Percy Bancroft of Hamilton, are left to mourn. One step-son, Thomas Cooke [sic] of Jarvis, and two sisters in England also survive.

The funeral was held from the H. R. MacGregor [sic] Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2 p.m., when friends and relatives gathered to pay their respect to the deceased, who had been many years a resident of Nixon and Woodhouse township. 

Mr. John C. McCormick of Tillsonburg officiated at the services. The floral tokens were beautiful among which was a spray from friends and neighbors. The pallbearers were William Smith, James Young, 
C. A. Misner, William Baument [sic], John Kelly and Ira Whitmore. 

Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bancroft of Chatham, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Bancroft and son of Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cooke, Sr. of Jarvis, as well as friends from Nixon and district. 

Interment was in Delhi Cemetery.

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