an illness extending over fifteen weeks, Mr. Eben Edmonds, one of
Simcoe's most prominent and prosperous merchants, passed away in the
71st year of his age at his home, 38 Norfolk Street north, as the
result of a paralytic stroke.
The deceased was born in
Wales, came to Smithville, Ontario, lived in Woodhouse for a number
of years, and afterwards purchased the mill at Lynn Valley.
He was twice married, his
first wife being a Miss Daniels, who predeceased him some years ago.
From this union four daughters and three sons were born. The Misses
Clara, Annie, Mabel and Edith, and Arthur and Roy, all at home.
Frank died about five years ago.
Mr. Edmonds was an
industrious miller all his life, and for the past 20 years has
carried on a business as seed merchant in the town.
He was a man of sterling
qualities and a prominent member and official of the Methodist
Church, where he seldom missed a service.
His second wife was Miss
Jessie Burt, who survives.
A funeral service will be
held at the family residence at 2.30 tomorrow afternoon (Friday).
Interment in the family plot in Oakwood.