very old resident of Simcoe, in the person of Mr. Henry Mulkins, was
removed this week under orders of a magistrate, to Hamilton Asylum,
having been certified by the medical authorities as suffering from
senile dementia of a violent character.
Mr. Mulkins was a son of
Thomas Mulkins, who was a merchant here in the village days of
Simcoe, and became its postmaster in the forties of last century.
In the days of Hon. John
Rolph's candidatures in Norfolk, when Baldwin and La Fontane ruled
Thomas Mulkins was the head of the Reform organization in this
On his death, his son Henry
succeeded him as postmaster, and held the office for 55 years. Nine
years ago he resigned and was succeeded by Mr. A. G. Rose.
Mr. Mulkins is at least 85
years of age. That his long life and many years of useful service
should close in loneliness and distress is all very sad.