Etc. -- WWI vet Harry Atherton's 1957 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 8 article in the 15 May 1957 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Harry Atherton

An employee of the water department of the Simcoe Public Utilities for more than 20 years, Harry Atherton of 167 Windham Street, died Monday, 13 May 1957, in Norfolk General Hospital, following a lengthy illness, in his 72nd year.

Native of Wigan, England, deceased was a son of the later Peter Atherton and Jane Strickland. He married in Hamilton in 1912 to Mary Annie Cook, who predeceased him in 1931.

Mr. Atherton served four years overseas in the First Great War with the 15th Battalion, 48th Highlanders, and transferred to the Royal Canadian Engineers. He was wounded and gassed.

Deceased retired from work with the Public Utilities in 1955. He was a member of the Anglican Church.

Surviving are four sons, Peter of Port Dover, George of Vittoria, Harry of Simcoe, and Robert of New York City; also one brother and two sisters in England.

Resting at the George W. Baldock Funeral Home for service on Thursday at 1.30 p.m. with Rev. L. W. Owen of Trinity Anglican Church officiating and interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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