Etc. -- Mrs. Geo. H. Knowles' 1919 obituary
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A lightly edited page 7 article from the 10 Apr 1919 issue of Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Mrs. Geo. H. Knowles 
passes away

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 left hand.

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 heal readily.

Medical treatment was sought, but it did not respond, and quickly assumed a critical condition.

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 years ago.

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 neighbors.

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 received: 
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.


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