Monday, 4 May 1914, there died at his old home, on Lot 19,
Concession 9 North Walsingham, a very respected resident in the
person of Mr. William J. Knowles, at the age of 40 years, after
being ill for a week with pnueumionia.
The late Mr. Knowles was a
man of a very unassuming disposition, quiet, affable, honored and
respected by every one who knew him.
He was born and raised on
the farm on which he died, being the son of the late William
He married first Miss Gordon
of Port Rowan, whose daughter Annie, survives.
Some few years ago Mr.
Knowles was married to Miss Maud Halliday of Silver Hill, who with
their six-year-old son, William D., survives.
One brother, James of
Winnipeg, and his step-mother, Mrs. Hanna Knowles, who has made her
home with them, also survives.
Of late years the deceased
had devoted his time to the study of bees, and had at the time of
his death an apiary of 103 colonies on his place, and was consider
an authority on the subject.
Mr. Knowles was a staunch
Conservative and a life-long Presbyterian, being an elder in the
Carholme Presbyterian church.
Passing so suddenly and at
the first tinge of age, when most men of the out-of-door life just
begin to feel the joy of living and being able to pursue their
cherished hobby, adds to the sorrow that is felt at the death of Mr.
Many are the expressions of
regret that are heard on all sides, and the many good qualities and
kind deeds of the deceased, will linger long in the memory of the
citizens of the neighborhood.
Interment was made in
Knowles Cemetery at Carholme, a plot of land given by the deceased
to the residents of that district to be used as a burying ground.