of Mrs. William Holmes
Died on Thursday, 17 Dec
1903 at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Henry Snively at St.
Thomas, Mrs. Wm. Holmes of Selkirk, aged 74 years 9 months 22
Mrs. Holmes was the third
daughter of the late Rev. Ziba Wm. Camfield and Nancy Beal.
born at Boston in Norfolk County, 25 Feb 1829, and was united in
marriage to Mr. Charles Anderson of Haldimand on 16 Mar 1852. He
died in 1865. She was again married on 20 Dec 1870 to Mr. William
Holmes of Selkirk, who pre-deceased her some 10 years ago.
She was converted and united
with the Boston Baptist church under the ministry of Rev. Shook
McConnell in 1848. She was an earnest and devoted Christian and
during the later years, an ardent, enthusiastic, and energetic work
in the cause of Missions.
For about six months she had
been confined to her bed enduring much suffering with great patience
and Christian resignation.
The funeral took place at
Selkirk on Saturday, 19 Dec inst., services being conducted by Rev.
T. Murdoch, assisted by her late pastor, Rev. D. Bovington of St.
The pall-bearers were her
six grandsons, Messrs. N. Smith, Ivan, Cecil, William, Elmo and
A pillow of flowers with
"mother" inscribed upon it and a wreath with
"Grandma" lay upon the casket.
She leaves a son,
Mr. M. Anderson of Austin, Iowa
and a daughter,
Mrs. Henry Snively of St. Thomas,
Mrs. James A. Townsend
Mrs. Ansel Smith of Belding, Mich.
Mrs. W. W. Pegg of Round Plains,
and six brothers
Bradford and William Camfield of Benton Harbor, Mich.
Algernon and Delos Camfield of Belding, Mich.
James T. Camfield of Windham Centre
Salem H. Camfield of Cornell,
besides a large circle of other relatives and friends to mourn her