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
He was born  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
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.