Etc. -- Two Albert A. Culver's 1917 obituaries
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article from the 5 Apr 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Death of Well Known Merchant

Universal regret has been given expression over the untimely death of Albert A. Culver, clothing merchant, Norfolk Street, Simcoe.

This sad occurrence took place in the early hours of Saturday last, after an illness of some eight or 10 days' duration.

Mr. Culver was attacked first by inflammatory rheumatism. This finally yielded to medical treatment, but was followed by peritonitis, then by pneumonia.

Though naturally of a powerful physique, the accumulation of these attacks so impaired Mr. Culver's vitality that he was unable to rally and a fatal termination came to the struggle.

Two brother's, James of Detroit, and Charles H., of Cherry Valley, Ill., were here for the funeral. A sister, Mrs. Hehle lives in New Mexico. Mrs. Samuel L. King of Simcoe is another sister. A widow and two children survive.

The funeral took place to Oakwood Cemetery on Monday afternoon and was very largely attended considering the inclement weather.

The services at the house were in charge of Simcoe Lodge, Non 161, I.O.F. and at the grave Norfolk Lodge No. 10, A.F. and A.M. took charge.

Mr. Harry A. Johnson Noble Grand of the Oddfellows, and Worshipful Master of the Masons, officiated in each service. Rev. J. A. McBain was the clergyman. 

The stores were closed for a couple of hours as a mark of respect to the deceased, who was a very general favorite.

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Albert A. Culver

A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article from the 5 Apr 1917 Waterford Star  newspaper.

Death of A. A. Culver

Simcoe, 2 Apr -- One of Simcoe's business men passed away early on Saturday after a three week illness, in the person of Mr. Albert A. Culver, to the extreme regret of a large circle of friends.

Deceased was the son of John Culver of Woodhouse and grandson of Adam Culver, and was born 48 years ago in the township of Woodhouse. 

He was a farmer in Townsend township for some years and later came to Simcoe, where he established his business as men's outfitter.

He was married to Miss Maud Challand of Norfolk County, who survives, with their two sons, 
Leigh and Lloyd.

Several brother and sisters survive him:
William of Indiana, Charles of Chicago, 
James of Detroit, Mrs. Habel of Chicago, 
and Mrs. Samuel King of Simcoe.

Charles and James arrived on Saturday morning, 
just too late to see their brother alive, their train having been delayed.

Mr. Culver was first stricken with inflammatory rheumatism, peritonitis, jaundice and pneumonia later arising, and this complication of diseases so sapped his strength that not even his normally strong and robust constitution could successfully combat the  toxins generated by them.

Mr. Culver was a Methodist, a Liberal, and also belonged to two lodges: the Oddfellows and the Masons.

He was always keenly interest in amateur sport, especially baseball and hockey.


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