Etc. -- Albert Edward Holden's 1917 profile
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A lightly edited partial transcript of Port Dover column on page 7 of 6 Dec 1917 Simcoe Reformer.

The 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.

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