The Late Mrs.
Powell of Delhi
One more of the ever lessing
[sic] number of old-time residents of the county has gone.
Mrs. Symilda Powell died on Wednesday of last week at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Isaac Whitehead of Delhi.
Mrs. Powell, who was one of
the large family of Richard and Hannah Griffin of Windham, was born
in 1834, and spent nearly all of her long life in this county.
She was married a great many
years since to William [sic, J. William], son of Isaac Brock
Powell and Syrena Boughner, who were pioneer families of this
To Mr. and Mrs. Powell were
born a number of children, all but three of whom have died: Mrs.
Whitehead of Delhi, Wallace of Hamilton, and Otho of Toronto.
More than a score of years
ago, Mr. Powell was master, and Mrs. Powell matron, of the County
Industrial Home. Mr. Powell predeceased his wife quite a number of
years ago, and since then ... [source document
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The aged lady on Tuesday
afternoon complained of not being quite so well as usual, and the
services of a doctor were called in. On Wednesday morning, upon
going to her mother's room, Mrs. Whitehead found that she had died
during the night.
The funeral was held at her
daughter's home at 2:30 on Friday afternoon, interment being made in
Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe. The pastor of the deceased, Rev. Joseph
Stewart, was the officiating clergyman. The pallbearers were Messrs.
Allan Crosier, Jos. Charlton, Peter Quance, Wm. Stowe, Henry
Mr. Peter Griffin of Windham
is the last remaining of the long-lived family of Richard and Hannah
Griffin, most of whom reached a very old age. Mr. Griffin celebrated
his 94th birthday in August, and was a week or two ago reported as
making good recovery from a stroke.