Etc. -- Edmund Alexander Colwell's 1947 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article from the 9 Jan 1947  issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Alex. Colwell Passes Away

A union of close to 57 years was severed on Tuesday when Edmund Alexander Colwell, Lot 9, Concession 3, Charlotteville, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Stone, Lot 12, Concession 4, Charlotteville, following a lengthy illness, in his 79th year.

Born in Walsingham, deceased was a son of the late Samuel Colwell and Emma Marshall. He spent his early years at Walsingham, but with the exception of a short time near Parry Sound, had farmed practically all his life in Charlotteville, where he was well known and highly respected. About three years ago ill health forced him to give up active work.

On February 15, 1890, he was married to Annie Ecker, and next month they would have observed their 57th wedding anniversary. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Leonard and William of Charlotteville and Samuel of Vittoria; and four daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Ruth) Stone of Charlotteville, Mrs. George (Emma) Taylor of No. 3 Highway West, Mrs. Frank (May) Stone of No. 24 Highway South, and Mrs. Eddie (Annie) Goyt of Simcoe; also 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral is being held Thursday afternoon at three o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Stone, Charlotteville. Rev. Byron C. Simmons of Jarvis is in charge of the service. Interment is in Walsh United Church Cemetery.

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