Etc. -- Charles W. Sanderson's 1916 obituary
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A transcription of a page 1 article from the 2 Nov 1916  issue of the Simcoe Reformer. [Some paragraph breaks added by transcriber]
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Sanderson Heirs and Houghton Election, and a daughter's photo and news clip.

Houghton Reeve Passes

The many friends of Charles W. Sanderson, merchant, of Cultus, and Reeve of Houghton Township, were greatly shocked to hear last week that he was dead.

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.

It 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.

This 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.

The funeral took place from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Edward Longstreet, Main Street, Delhi, on Saturday afternoon to the Delhi Cemetery.

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. 

Among 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.

Mr. Sanderson 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.

He 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.

He was in his second year as Reeve of Houghton, and as a county councillor [sic] was a favorite with his fellow members.

He 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."

His 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.

Three 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 Milwaukee.

Norfolk County is distinctly the poorer for Charles Sanderson's passing.

Late C. W. Sanderson

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