Etc. -- William Harries Jr.'s 1917 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 10 May 1917 Simcoe Reformer.

Death of Prominent Houghton Man

A well-known resident of Houghton died suddenly at his home near Cultus, 26 Apr 1917, in the person of 
Mr. William Harries Jr.

While running across a field to assist in putting out a fire at a neighbor's house, he fell. By the time his wife, who was following a few rods behind, reached him, life was extinct.

Deceased was 58 years of age and had lived in Houghton all his life. He was a Methodist, a Liberal, and took a very active interest in the Township Agricultural Society.

At the funeral friends from a distance who attended were:
Mr. & Mrs. Asa Stevenson and
Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Whitehead of Kenora;
Mr. & Mrs. Jas. Steele of Cheapside;
Mr. & Mrs. G. F. Williams of Vienna;
Mr. & Mrs. Austin Ravin of Buffalo;
Herbert Ravin of St. Williams;
Russell Harries of Detroit, his only son.

He also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Lee Hodgins of Grand Prairie, Alberta.

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Houghton Agricultural Society held on the 30th, the following letter was unanimously ordered to be sent to the widow:

Mrs. Harries:
Dear Madame,--We, the directors of the Agricultural Society of Houghton, take this opportunity of conveying to you our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your husband.
As a co-worker in our Society we always found him willing at all times to do more than his share. 
For upwards of 25 years he had been affiliated with the society performing the tasks assigned to him with a cheerful and patient spirit.
His loss as a son, a father, and a husband will be keenly felt. The community at large is the loser of a good citizen.
On behalf of the Society, Jas. Alderson, Superintendent.


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