Slave Dies, Aged 99
Death removed one of the community's oldest residents on Thursday in
the person of Mrs. Mahala Grandason, 99 year-old colored woman, who
at one time was a slave in the Southern States.
She had been in failing
health for some time but had been confined to her bed for only a
She is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. F. Cox of Detroit, and one son, Charles, with whom
The funeral was held from
the Ostrander Funeral Home in Tillsonburg on Monday moring with the
Rev. George Medley, pastor of Langton Baptist church
The choir of Langton church sang an appropriate anthem.
The paullbearers were: J.
Brownlee, B. Brownlee,
George Brownlee, B. Deeg, G. Deeg amd C. Boyd.
Interment was in Oakwood cemetery, Simcoe.