of Prominent Houghton Man
A well-known resident of
Houghton died suddenly at his home near Cultus, 26 Apr 1917, in the
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
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:
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
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.