Just six months after
the death of her husband,
Mrs. Nelson N. Forse, one of Townsend's
best-known residents, passed away on Sunday last, 27 Dec 1931 at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. William Pake, Con. 3, Charlotteville. She was
in her 73rd year and had suffered from heart trouble for some time.
Mrs. Forse will be missed in the
district where she lived. With her husband she had resided for a great
many years just south of Waterford. They carried on farming in a small
way, specializing in truck gardening. For nearly half a century their
small caravan was a well-known sight on the highways north and south of
their home. Both were of a most genial disposition and they made a host
In later years Mrs. Forse
devoted herself faithfully to the care of a loving husband who had
passed the 90-mark. Their home was always open to their friends and they
delighted in entertaining. On 30 Jun 1929, they celebrated their golden
wedding anniversary and a joyous family reunion was held.
Forse was a native of England, having been born there 72 years ago, the
daughter of James and Charlotte Coggins. She came with her parents to
Canada as a young girl and settled at Bloomsburg, and there had spent
practically all her life in that community.
is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William Pake, and three sons, Walter
of Townsend, George of Simcoe, and Harry of Cleveland.
are also five sisters and three brothers,
Mrs. Jones of Brant Centre, Mich.,
Mrs. Gladys Cousins of Lansing, Mich.,
Mrs. Hannah Archer of Williamstown,
Mrs. Ada Culver of California,
Owen and Joseph Coggins of Bloomsburg,
also two granddaughters, Mrs. Harry Dixon of Hamilton, and Mrs. L. R.
Bates of Vittoria, one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Irene Bates.
funeral was conducted from the home of her daughter on Tuesday to Old
Windham Church where service was held at 2.30 o'clock. Interment was
made in Old Windham Cemetery
bearers were Glen Carpenter, Gordon Bechtel,
Hayes Youmans, Frederick Lea, Dudley Allan and
Safford Kitchen. Rev. Mr. Howard, pastor of Trinity Church, assisted by
Rev. J. W. Oliver, pastor of Old Windham United, officiated.