On Friday afternoon passed
away one of Simcoe's oldest and most respected residents, John
Just two weeks before his
death he was stricken with a paralytic stroke, from which he never
Mr. O'Hearn came from
Ireland to this country, settling near Simcoe about the year 1850.
He was connected with the
livery business for a good number of years, then when the Loop
Line railroad came through Simcoe, he established a dray and
cartage business, which he carried on until about two years ago,
since which time he has lived a retired life.
He leaves a wife and two
sons, Michael O'Hearn, drayman of Simcoe, and James O'Hearn, cigar
manufacturer of Nebraska City, Nebraska, to mourn his death.