body of Albert Edward Holden, who died 20 Oct 1917 in London,
England, arrived at the old home here on Saturday 24 Nov 1917. The
funeral on Monday was in charge of Rev. J. Robertson, and Erie
Lodge, No. 149, A.F. and A.M., deceased having been a past master of
Alpha Lodge, England.
After the long journey he
was laid to rest beside his father and mother in the family plot, in
accordance with his last request.
Mr. Holden was born in
Merrickville in 1860, but Port Dover, where his parents removed, he
considered his home and spent his vacations here.
He early entered the
pharmacy and graduated from college as a gold medalist. This drew
the attention of Fairchild Bros., of New York, a drug firm of large
interests, and entering their employ, he rapidly rose in position
till he became manager of their continental business.
Having resided for many
years in London, he had socially and in business many friends, by
whom a memorial service was held prior to the removal of his remains
for the trip across the ocean to the village he loved so well.
Among those near relatives
by whom he is deeply and tenderly mourned are four brothers, George
of this village, William R. of Edmonton, Charles of Detroit, and
Norman, now with the Royal Army Medical Corps in France.