Geo. H. Knowles
The many former neighbors
and friends of Mrs. George Knowles were pained to hear
of her death, which occurred 21 Mar 1919
at the family home near Simcoe.
Death was due to blood
poisoning which developed from a slight burn on the thumb of her
The injury took place a
trifle over six weeks ago, and was caused by a hot lid lifter on
the stove. The burn appeared only a trifling matter, but did not
Medical treatment was
sought, but it did not respond, and quickly assumed a critical
Two physicians were called
and everything that skill and care could do to arrest the malady
was done, but all proved unavailing.
Mrs. Knowles was well
known in Tweed and Hungerford. She, with her husband and boys,
were long residents of Hungerford township, near Stoco.
She was one of the
brightest women that used to come into town. Her home was a most
attractive centre for her many friends.
She was active in the live
of her church, taking a deep interest, especially in Sunday School
and in the W.M.S. She was also a very enthusiastic member of Tweed
Women's Institute -- her cheerfulness and cooperation did much to
make the Institute the success that it was.
Mrs. Knowles was the
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lomas Brown, and was born in
Richmond nearly 45 years ago. Her married life began nearly 20
Four years ago the family
moved to their present home near Simcoe, where we learn she
entered actively in the community life and her many fine qualities
of heart and hand found appreciation by her many new friends and
She leaves to mourn her
early death a husband and three boys, Graydon, Noel and Tom, aged
18, 15 and 12 years respectively. Sisters Mrs. T. A. Steward of
Deseronto, and Mrs. S. Youmans of Newburgh, together with brothers
Tom, Fletcher and Will of Schenectady, N.Y., also survive.
A short service was
conducted at the home on Monday at 1 o'clock. The remains were
brought to Tweed, where service was held in the Methodist church
Tuesday at 10 o'clock, Rev. A. L. Brown conducted the service. He
spoke on the text "Jesus wept."
Those present from a
distance beside the family were:
Mr. and Mrs. Youmans of Newburgh,
Thomas and Fletcher Brown of Schenectady, N.Y.,
Mr. and Mrs. Lusk of Bogart, and
Miss Ada Sexsmith of Toronto.
Many floral tributes were
Miss Smith and pupils of S.S.4 [K]indham, a spray; Mr. and Mrs.
Meredith, a spray;
James and Leela Downing and Vergie Hewson, a wreath; Lynnville
S.S., a spray;
brothers, a pillow;
Mr. and Mrs. Lew Morden, a spray;
Delhi L.O.L. No. 2600, a crescent.
Interment was made in
Victoria cemetery. The sympathy if their many friends hereabouts
goes out to Mr. Knowles and the boys.