Etc. -- Francis A. Gibson's 1937 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 5 article in the 2 Oct 1953 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

frank a. gibson

Waterford: Residents of Waterford were shocked to learn of the tragic death on Sunday of Frank Gibson in South Carolina, where he visiting the Souhern Gold Mine.

After being down in the mine, he told the men when he came up, that he would write and tell his wife about the trip before retiring. 

He was stricken with a heart attack while writing and in some manner the building caught fire. He perished in the flames although he was taken from the building before it was completely destroyed.

Mr. Gibson, who was a chemist by profession, was born at Seaham Harbor, England, 56 years ago. He came with Mrs. Gibson to Canada in 1913 and was employed by the T. Eaton Co. of Toronto.

He joined the C.A.M.C. in 1915 and served overseas during the war, being discharged in Sep 1919. 

He again was employed by the T. Easton Company until 1911 [sic] when he moved to Waterford. He was in charge of the office at the Sand and Gravel Co. for several years and had recently been in the employ of the Penman Company.

Frank took an interest in many activities of the town. He was at one time secretary of the Board of Trade, past president of the local S.E.,S.L. branch and was intrusted with the task of taking the village census in 1931.

Besides his widow, who before her marriage was 
Emley Bateson, he leaves two sisters, 
Mrs. A. H. Lyack of Warwick, England, and 
Mrs. MacDonaugh of Wimbledon, England.

The funeral was held in Trinity church 21 Apr 1937, 
under the auspices of the Canadian Legion, 
conducted by his rector, Rev. T. H. Inns.

In addition to music by the church choir, 
Mrs. Eric Wright sang a solo. Interment was made in 
the soldiers' plot in Greenwood cemetery, Last Post 
being sounded by Gordon Jackson of Simcoe.

The pallbearers were: Messrs. A. Atkinson, C. Hemsley, R. W. Wharton, Lomas [sic], Sid Farmer, H. O. Squire.

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