Etc. -- Patrick Mealley's 1901 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 17 Oct 1901 issue of the Waterford Star.

The Late Patrick Mealley.

Hagersville News -- The subject of this brief sketch was born in Ireland in 1831, and came to Canada with his parents in 1840, settling near Prescott

Six years later he moved to Walpole, taking up a small tract of land.

In 1849 he married Miss Eliza Phibbs and Mr. Mealley soon after purchased a farm in Townsend Township, Norfolk County.

Then began the weary work of clearing up the forest, the primitive roadmaking, the long trips to mills and stores and the privations which the early settlers endured.

The worthy couple, after years of industry and economy, found themselves in comfortable circumstances and in their declining years enjoyed the fruits of their labors.

In 187[9] Mr. Mealley had the misfortunate to lose his faithful partner by death but since that time his daughter Margaret has attended to the household duties and taken the place, as far as possible, of the mother.

Of a family of four children, three survive him. They are Mrs. Alex. Charters of Hagersville, Miss Margaret Mealley, Mr. Geo. Mealley of Nober.

In politics he was a staunch Conservative and in religion, a consistent Methodist.

Mr. Mealley was well-known and highly esteemed throughout Walpole and Townsend for his sociability, kindly disposition and upright character.

His remains were interred in St. Paul's cemetery in Jarvis, Rev. P. L. Spencer officiating.

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