Etc. -- Ann Johnson, Mrs. Jessie A. Hoover's 1919 obituaries
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A transcription of a page 9 article in the 30 Jan 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 

The Late Mrs. J. A. Hoover of Forestville

A gloom was cast over the village of Forestville and neighborhood on Sunday, Jan. 19th, when the sad news was received that Mrs. J. A. Hoover had passed away.

Her illness was of short duration and owing to its contagious nature only those who were nursing her could be present. She realized her end was near and wished those present to say "good-bye" to her many friends and ask them to meet her in the "Better World." Everything that medical skill and loving hands could do was done. She passed into the presence of her Savior, wholly resting on His Merits and Grace. The funeral took place the next day, interment being made in the Baptist Cemetery, St. Williams.*

She was a woman of unusual talent and ability, always bright and cheerful and hospitable, a great worker in whatever she put her hands to.

In any home where sorrow and trouble were found in the community, she was one of the first to be present or send relief. She was an active member of the Forestville Baptist Church, ever ready to lend a hand and to help the Pastor in any good work. She was Organist and Leader in the musical part of the services. A few days before she passed away, she was training the choir for special services to be held the following Sunday, but she was taken sick and unable to be present.

The Woman's Institute has lost a valuable helper. At the first meeting for the Forestville branch she was elected secretary and continued to hold that office until her decease. She was also District Sec'y for one year. The Village Hall will be a standing memorial to her memory, for it was practically through her efforts and instrumentality that it was fixed over, decorated and stands as it does today.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her sorrowing husband and three boys, Harold, Robert and Jack; her father and mother Mr. and Mrs. J. Johnson of St. Williams; five brothers, Chester of Chicago, Clarence of Clear Creek, Voil and Pearl of St. Williams, and Robert, servicing with the C.E.F. in France. Two sisters, Mrs. L. Bennett and Mrs. Leo Brandow of St. Williams.

Much sympathy is felt by all for the bereaved ones. It is expected a memorial service will be held in the Forestville Baptist Church on Sunday morning, Feb. 9th, at 11.00 o'clock.


A partial transcription of the St. Williams column on page 13 of the 30 Jan 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 

St. Williams

We are sorry to announce the death of Mrs. J. A. Hoover of Forestville, who died at her home early Sunday morning, a victim of the influenza.

This is the first death in this vicinity of that terrible epidemic. The funeral was private and the remains were buried in the family plot at St. Williams on Monday afternoon.

[Compiler's Comment: She is buried in Johnson Cemetery at St. Williams.]

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