died at his home in Simcoe yesterday, 21 Feb 1917, after an illness
of two weeks, Andrew Ostrander, in his 86th year. He was born at
Eden, Bayham Township in 1829, being the fourth son of the late
In 1864 he married Rebecca
Jane Vincent, and the following year settled on a farm at Guysboro,
Houghton Township, and became on of the pioneers of that district.
By conscientious industry, coupled with sterling qualities he won
the respect of the entire community.
Four children blessed their
union, two boys and two girls.
In 1904 his wife was laid to
rest and six years later he married Jessie Nelson, who survives him.
They came to Simcoe six years ago.
His four children are Asa of
Hawtrey, Elmer of Courtland, Mrs. John Benn of Griffin's Corners,
and Mrs. Henry Murphy of Lemans, Sask.
He is also survived by one
brother, Charles, of Morley, Mich., who is the last of a family of
nine sons and four daughters.
The funeral will take place
from his son's residence, Courtland, on Friday, October [sic]
23rd, at one o'clock to the Methodist Church.