On Monday of last week Mr.
J. A. Messecar [sic] expired after having suffered a
It was hoped that the
second surgical operation would relieve the internal trouble with
which he afflicted but his constitution, already weakened with the
disease, could not withstand the shock.
The funeral services were
conducted on Thursday in the Baptist church by his pastor, Rev.
Wm. Walker, assisted by Rev. W. H. Haviland and notwithstanding
the inclement weather the church was crowded to the doors.
The interment took place
in the Free Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Messecar [sic]
was a member of the Canadian Order of Chosen Friends, and six of
the brethren of that order were pall bearers, viz: S. L. Squire,
W. Lundy, P. Pew, W. Sovereign, R. Merritt and E. Gable.
He leaves an aged mother,
a loving wife and seven children to mourn his loss.
Mrs. Messecar [sic]
wishes to express her thanks to the many friends who kindly gave
assistance during her husband's long and severe illness, and after