friends of Charles W. Sanderson, merchant, of Cultus, and Reeve of
Houghton Township, were greatly shocked to hear last week that he was
Mr. Sanderson was in
Simcoe at the time of the fair and appeared to be in his usual health. On
his way home he stopped at Delhi, where he formerly lived, and where a
sister resides. He was taken ill and Dr. Tisdale was called in.
appears now, that Mr. Sanderson had for years been a sufferer from some
obscure intestinal trouble and had been advised to submit to an
operation, but had always refused.
time, however, the physician was insistent and took Mr. Sanderson to
Hamilton. The operation was performed, but it was too late and Mr.
Sanderson did not survive. He died on Wednesday afternoon.
funeral took place from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Edward
Longstreet, Main Street, Delhi, on Saturday afternoon to the Delhi
The service was
conducted by Rev. Mr. Kendall of the Delhi Baptist Church. The
pallbearers [were Robert Quance], .. ....., E. Morgan, R. Pick, Gordon
Byer[..] and R. W. Dalton. The
Houghton council and officials attended in a body and several members of
the county council were present.
many others who paid a last tribute of respect to Mr. Sanderson's memory
were Senator McCall, County Clerk Boughner, Reeve McKiee, T. J. Agar and
H. B. Donly.
was in his sixtieth year. He was born in Windham Township about two miles
east of Delhi, on the farm now occupied by Mr. John Sanderson, the
oldest of his brothers.
had passed practically all of his life in and about Delhi, and had
engaged in a number of occupations, finally taking up storekeeping at
Cultus, where he greatly prospered.
was in his second year as Reeve of Houghton, and as a county councillor
[sic] was a favorite with his fellow members.
was a generous man and intensely patriotic and had been a tower of
strength to the various patriotic movements inaugurated in the county.
His motto was:
"I am too old to go and fight, but my vote is behind everything
that will help the boys who do."
is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary R. Sanderson, and three daughters,
Mrs. Nellie M. Kindree of Fairbault, Minn.; Mrs. Clara Sanderson Laub of
Buffalo, and Miss Shirley Sanderson, also of Buffalo.
also survive one brother, John B. Sanderson of Delhi, and five sisters --
Mrs. E. Longstreet and Mrs. [J]. Church of Delhi; Mrs. Harriet Pettit of
St. Thomas; Mrs. Wm. Wilkinson of Minneapolis and Mrs. H. J. Wilton of
is distinctly the poorer for Charles Sanderson's passing.