week we record the death of one of our highly esteemed citizens in the
person of Betsey Ann, wife of Isaac Birdsell, at the age of 78 years,
which sad event took place at her residence on Friday last [7
Deceased was sick only a short
time. She had a stroke but after which she got quite smart until Pneumonia
set in and the end came at last.
Deceased was a bright and cheerful
Christian. When quite a young girl she gave her heart to God and always
looked to Him for health and strength and the end came she was ready and
willing to submit to God's calling. As a neighbor she was kind and loving,
always had a smile for everyone.
She was laid peacefully away on
Sunday afternoon in the Boston cemetery, the funeral services being
conducted by our pastor, Rev. S. G. Harris, assisted by W. Haviland,
taking for his text Isaiah chap. 8, and the latter part of the first
verse, "Set thine house in order for thou shall die and not
Deceased had lived in this place
most of her life and will be greatly missed.
She leaves behind to mourn her
loss a sorrowing husband, who is very ill at time of writing, one son
Alexander, three daughters: Mrs. Geo. Swift,
Mrs. Mark Garling and Mrs. Marcus Butler of this place, one brother Simon
Matthews of Brantford, two sisters Mrs. Peter Beemer of Scotland and Mrs.
Curtis of Michigan, who have the deepest sympathy of this community.
The pall-bearers who carried the
remains to the last resting place were: Messrs. Geo. Taylor,
Thomas H. Johnston, Cosford Howey, L. C. Barber, James Ross and J. B.