Etc. -- Mrs. James McClain's 1917 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcription of Blayney Personals column on page 11 of 18 Jan 1917 Simcoe Reformer.

After years of suffering death came as a welcome release to Mrs. James McClain on Wednesday night, 10 Jan 1917, in her 58th year.

For eight years she suffered greatly with rheumatism. Eight weeks before her passing pneumonia seized her. When this was conquered dropsy developed with other complications. After intense suffering, borne with Christian patience and fortitude, she finally was released and went home.

The late Mrs. McClain had a mild and cheerful disposition. In her daily life and in training her family to love their Maker she manifested a beautiful Christian Character. She loved and was loved by all who knew her.

The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, 
14 Jan 1917, from her home to the Salem Methodist Church, in charge of the pastor, Rev. N. A. Hurlbut. 
After service in the church the body was laid to rest 
in the Salem Cemetery by the side of her two children, who had predeceased her.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, two daughters and one son, Mrs. John Botwright of Hagersville, and Harvey and Hattie at home, and three grandchildren.

The bereaved ones have the sincere sympathy of all.

Copyright 2014 John Cardiff