Etc. -- Mrs. William Holmes' 1903 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 24 Dec 1903 issue of the Waterford Star.

Death 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 days.

Mrs. Holmes was the third daughter of the late Rev. Ziba Wm. Camfield and Nancy Beal. 

She was 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. Thomas.

The pall-bearers were her six grandsons, Messrs. N. Smith, Ivan, Cecil, William, Elmo and Blake Holmes.

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, 
three sisters, 
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 decease.

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