Etc. -- John H. Goodland's 1917 obituary
            Miss Alma Goodland's resignation, house sold, and
            his wife, Mary Jane Waddle's 1919 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 31 May 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Fell Dead

Mr. John H. Goodland, who has been living for a few years on Lynnwood Avenue in Simcoe, expired almost instantly in front of the residence of Mr. Walter C. McCall on Stanley Street on Tuesday, a minute or two before six o'clock.

Mr. Goodland retired from his farm near Port Dover and came to town to spend what he was justified in supposing would be a long and pleasant life's evening. He was still a few months short of 70, vigorous and apparently in perfect health.

Not to rust out, Mr. Goodland was willing to make himself useful and had been acting as an inspector of the sewer extensions being made in town. On Tuesday his work called him to Stanley Street. As quitting time approached he was laughing and joking, seemingly the last man one would select as being within the shadow of the Grim Harvestman.

Suddenly he was heard to exclaim "Oh my!" and seen to fall with his face in the loose sand. When the nearest workman reached him he was already dead. Heart disease could be the only cause.

Deceased leaves a widow, who was born Mary Jane Waddle, a daughter of the late James Waddle, Esq., of Woodhouse. There are also three daughters: Miss Anna Goodland, commercial specialist on the teaching staff of the Simcoe High School; Mrs. Campbell, who lives in California; and Mrs. Hambrick of Texas.

Mr. Goodland was born in Vittoria. His death leaves only one remaining member of his family, a sister, 
Mrs. MacVicar [sic] of Petrolea.

The funeral will take place to St. John's Cemetery at 11 o'clock on Saturday morning.
 

An edited partial transcription of a page 1 article in the 12 Dec 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

School Board Special

A special meeting of the Board of Education was held Thursday. Those present: Chairman Munro and Messrs. Aiken, Burt, Edmonds, Everett, Innes, Kelly, Lawson, Marston, Martin, Murdoch and Sutton.

The meeting was called to take action re Miss Alma Goodland absenting herself from duties as commercial teacher of the High School without the approval of the Board.

In November, Miss Goodland sent in a request for leave of absence during January and possibly February, so as to accompany her mother to California. Upon this request the Board saw fit to take no action.

Miss Goodland informed Principal Christie the evening before her departure that she was leaving in the morning. Miss Goodland's taking French leave, was reported to the Board.

It was dealt with at some length by the members, the result being a resolution to the effect that since Miss Goodland absented herself from her teaching duties without consent her further services are dispensed. The secretary is to advertise for a teacher to take her place and notify Miss Goodland of same.
 

An edited partial transcription of a page 1 article in the 10 Jan 1918 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Miss Goodland's letter from 
Redondo Beach, California

Dear H. P. Innes, K.C., Simcoe.
I arrived with my mother in California last Thursday and found it necessary to have medical attention for her immediately, as she suffered severely from hemorrhages on the trip.

Dr. Hancock here agrees with Dr. Bowlby that this change was the only thing that could save her life or restore her health, and he think it will not be wise for me to think of leaving her in less than a month or six weeks.

Therefore, if the arrangement that Mr. Christie made with Miss Crysler would not be satisfactory for that length of time, I would like to suggest that you advertise, and if in so doing, my resignation would be of any use to you, I would be pleased if the Board of Education would consider itself justified in accepting the same.

After having served the Simcoe schools in many capacities for 17 years, I hesitate to do anything now to their disadvantage, but until the doctors here give their consent to leave mother, I feel I could not do so.

Hoping that this will be satisfactory to the Board and also assuring them that I am sorry to inconvenience them in any way, I remain,
Yours respectfully, Alma Goodland.

Secretary Curtis reported no replies had been received for a commercial and art teacher.

Mr. Christie suggested it might be possible to procure assistance for a few weeks from the staff of one of the outside schools now closed for a month for lack of fuel.

The Board left matter in the hands of the Board of Management and Principal Christie.
 

A transcription of an ad on page 7 of 20 Jun 1918 issue of  Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

For Sale

The Goodland home on Lynnwood Avenue; lot 80 x 225, stretches back to Lynn River; large chicken run; garden planted with all kinds of fruit; also large and profitable bed of asparagus; 9-room brick house with sleeping porch, sun room and all modern conveniences. Terms easy. Apply Lynnwood Avenue.
 

A lightly edited transcription of a page 12 article in the 11 Dec 1919 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Death of Mrs. Goodland

Mary Jane Waddle, widow of John Goodland, died in Los Angeles, Cal., on Wednesday, 3 Dec 1919, in her 69th year.

Deceased was a daughter of the late James and Susan Goff Waddle, and was born on the old homestead in Woodhouse. She had lived practically all her life in Norfolk County, was well known and highly respected.

Since the sudden death of her husband, 29 May 1917, causing a nervous breakdown, deceased had been in failing health. Hoping to gain some benefit, she with her daughter, Miss Alma (formerly of the High School staff) moved to Los Angeles, Cal.

About two years ago she came back, disposed of her property on Lynnwood Ave., and returned to California. The change did not seem to benefit her and after being confined to bed for about two weeks, she passed away.

The remains, accompanied by one of her daughters, 
Mrs. Campbell of Los Angeles, arrived in Simcoe on Monday afternoon.

The funeral was held, privately, from the residence of 
her sisters, the Misses Nancy and Wilmena Waddle, 
20 Union Street, on Tuesay 9 Dec 1919, interment taking place in St. John's Cemetery.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. B. Farney, a short service being held at the residence. The pall bearers were Messrs. W. Stamp, Colin McNeilledge, George Dixon, Wm. Smith, Wm. Laing and Wm. Kaley.

Three daughters, three sisters and one brother survive, as follows: Miss Alma Goodland of Los Angeles, 
Mrs. Campbell of Los Angeles, 
Mrs. George Hambrick of Texas, 
Miss Nancy Waddle of Simcoe, 
Miss Wilmena Waddle of Simcoe, 
Mrs. Teeple of Port Dover, 
James R. Waddle of Woodhouse.
 
 

 
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