Etc. -- Peter Carnochan's 1917 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 3 May 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Late Peter Carnochan

Word has been received here of the death on Sunday evening of Mr. Peter Carnochan, at the home of his only son, Mr. Robert Carnochan, at Spokane, Wash., U.S.A. 

Mr. Carnochan was in his 82nd year. He enjoyed good health and all his faculties almost to the very last. 

His death was caused by an attack of pneumonia, that was of brief duration. 

In fact the day on the evening of which he died he wrote a letter to his sister, Miss Agnes Carnochan, who resides on Talbot Street north, with her nieces, the Misses Taylor.

His sister and his son are the only immediate relatives that survive him.

His wife, who was a Miss Pettit, and to whom he was married here, predeceased him quite a number of years ago. She lies buried in St. John's Church yard, Woodhouse, and there his son will later on bring his remains to be beside her.

Mr. Carnochan was born in Wigtonshire, Scotland, and he came to Simcoe when about 20 years of age, to clerk for the old dry goods firm of Ritchie, Ford and Co.

For a time he conducted a dry goods business for himself in a store in the Empire Block, now occupied as part of the Ebon Edmonds seed warehouse.

About 52 years ago the family moved to the Western States. The son, Robert Carnochan, now of Seattle, was for a long time located in Butte, where he was prominently identified with the Heinze copper interests. 

Mr. Carnochan, Sr., always kep up his connection with Simcoe.  He was a constant reader of The Reformer all the years of his absence from the town. He was a frequent visitor here. It is only about a year ago that he finished a stay here of two years' duration, so that he is well known to a generation born since he was a Simcoe business man.

One by one the editor's links with the past are dropping; for we have known Peter Carnochan ever since we knew anyone.

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