Late Benjamin Chadwick
Benjamin F. Chadwick passed
away on Sunday last at his residence, Head Street, in his 84th year.
Born in the frame dwelling which still stands beside the Old Windham
Church, three miles north of Simcoe, deceased was a son of the late
Samuel Chadwick, one of the real pioneers of Norfolk County, who were
responsible for clearing the bush from hundreds of acres of land in
the northern townships.
With the exception of a few years
the Southern States and in the West, Benjamin Chadwick was a
lifelong resident of this community, and was engaged for many years
in the livery business with his father, at the time when stage
coaches between Simcoe and northern towns were the prevailing mode
His widow and one son
Arthur, of Chicago, remain to mourn his death. One brother Samuel
Chadwick of Simcoe and a sister, Mrs. Frank Culver of Townsend, are
the surviving members of his own family.
The funeral was held
Wednesday afternoon to Oakwood Cemetery. The bearers were Henry
Carter, L. Brady,
W. Anderson, Jno. Calder, W. P. Price and W. A.
Skinner. Rev. Green conducted the service.