Etc. -- Obituaries of Frank L. Culver, wife Charlotte Chadwick, and son Lorne
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The following three obituaries are transcribed in the order they occurred.
A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the Thursday 4 Aug 1927 Waterford Star.

Mr. Lorne D. Culver

The whole community was deeply shocked on Friday morning last, when news spread abroad of the death of Lorne D. Culver, only son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Culver.

A number of thunderstorms, none very heavy, passed over the district that morning, and it was about 10.30 o'clock that the bolt fell, attracted, it is thought, by the metal of the disc tractor, from which Mr. Culver had just stepped, and which he was covering before leaving for the house to avoid the storm. When he failed to come from the field, his father became alarmed and walked back to find his fears only too true.

Death was no doubt instantaneous and the unfortunate man never knew what happened. Not a burn was found on the body. His sister Clara drove the auto back to the field, and with her father, brought the body to the house. He was the main support of his parents on the large farm, to whom his death is a very severe blow.

A sister, Mrs. R. A. F. McDonald, of Lewiston, Maine, was notified just as she was leaving with Mr. McDonald to motor to their summer home on the Rideau. They arrived Saturday evening.

The funeral was held from his parents' home on Monday at two p.m., services being conducted by Rev.. Thos. Frears of the Baptist Church, Rev. J. D. MacLachlan of Renfrew, and Dr. J. B. Moore. Mr. T. C. Savage sang two beautiful solos, "One Sweetly Solemn Thought," and "Come Ye Disconsolate." The floral tributes were very numerous and beautiful. Interment took place in Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe.

Lorne was born on the farm where he died about 38 years ago, and besides being an industrious and successful farmer, a member of the Norfolk and Brant Holstein Association, found time for many activities in the social and religious life of the community.

He was clerk of the Waterford Baptist Church, secretary of the Sunday School and an active worker in the B.Y.P.U., also in the Cherry Valley Community Club. 
He will be greatly missed by a wide circle of friends who deeply sympathize with the family in the early and sudden demise.

In respect for one so active in the Baptist Sunday School, the Sunday School annual picnic announced for Monday was postponed till a later date and the visit of the B.Y.P.U, to the Villa Nova B.Y.P.U. planned for last Friday evening, to which Lorne has arranged to drive a load of young people, was cancelled.
 

A lightly edited  transcription of a page 1 article in the Thursday 3 May 1928 Waterford Star.

Mr. Frank L. Culver

Mr. Frank L. Culver died at his home at Cherry Valley on Tuesday night of last week, the result of a stroke from which he never rallied. 

Mr.. Culver, who was in his 78th year, was one of Norfolk's outstanding men and widely known.
He was born in Norfolk and lived here all his life, and was a son of the late Loder Culver.

Those left to mourn his demise are: Mrs. Culver and his two daughters, Mrs. R. A. F. McDonald of Lewiston, Maine, and Clara, at home. His only son, Lorne, was killed by a stroke of lightning while working in a field with a tractor last summer.

The funeral which was very largely attended was held on Friday atternoon, services being conducted by Rev. Thos. Frears, of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Dr. J. B. Moore. Mr. T. C. Savage sang two beautiful and appropriate solos. 

Mr. C. Chadwick, a brother of Mrs. Culver, was in charge of the funeral and interment took place in Oakwood Cemetery.
 

A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the Thursday 31 Jan 1929 Waterford Star.

Mrs. F. L. Culver

Though in poor health for a long time, the passing of Mrs. Frank L. Culver on Sunday evening, came as a shock to many friends, for she had driven into Waterford from her home in Cherry Valley on Wednesday last.

The death from a bolt of lightning of her son Lorne a year and a half ago, and that of Mr. Culver last summer were trials that told severely on her failing strength.

Mrs. Culver, whose maiden name was Charlotte Chadwick, was born 72 years ago near Old Windham, and had resided all her life in this district. She was an active and faithful member of the Waterford Baptist Church, where for many years Mr. Culver was an honored deacon.

Two daughters survive their mother, Mrs. R. A. F. McDonald of Lewiston, Maine, and Miss Clara, who five years ago gave up her position as Domestic Science teacher in Windsor schools to come home to care for her mother. To them the sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended.

Mrs. McDonald had been with her mother since before Christmas, Clara having returned only 10 days ago from a visit to relatives in Muncy, Pennsylvania. 

Mr. McDonald come from Lewiston on Tuesday for the funeral, which was held Wednesday afternoon from her late residence to Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe.
 

 
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