Etc. -- 1914 Obituary of John M. Crysler
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An unedited transcription of a page 7 article from the 2 Jul 1914 Simcoe Reformer.

Death of John M. Crysler

On Thursday afternoon, John M. Crysler died at his late home in Middleton, following an illness which extended over a year and a half.

Until about a year and a half ago, Mr. Crysler was a strong healthy man of noticeably large statue, but commenced to fail about this time, and despite every attainable medical aid and the best of nursing, he passed away on Thursday. He had been confined to his bed since about April 10.

He was born [56] years ago on the farm where he died. It is the Crysler homestead, the birthplace of the Crysler family, which was made up of nine sons and three daughters, of whom three sons and three daughters survive, viz: Messrs. Fred, Roger and Ezra, Mrs. Barker, Mrs. Stoddard and Mrs. Ball.

When deceased was sixteen years of age, his father died and as he was the only boy at home it became his duty to assume the full responsibility of conducting the large farm, which consists of nearly four hundred acres.

He was a life long member of St. Alban's church at Delhi, and has ever been an esteemed citizen.

Several years ago he retired from the farm and resided at Delhi for a number of years, during which time he conducted a livery business, also an implement business, but at the same time supervised the work on his farm. He afterwards returned there to reside.

He took an active interest in sports and was recognized as the best baseball fan in Delhi and they were always sure of substantial assistance from him when the finances were depleted.

Besides a sorrowing widow, deceased leaves to mourn his loss three sons, viz: Lawrence of Wninpeg [sic], William at home; and Roy of Delhi.

The funeral, which was very largely attended, took place on Sunday afternoon, interment at Delhi cemetery. Rev. T. L. Armstrong took charge of the impressive services. The pall-bearers were Messrs. A. R. Hargrave, A. J. Wilson, Albert Wilbur, Jos. Charlton, Robert Quance, and Rufus Dalton. -- Delhi Reporter.

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