Norfolk lost a highly
esteemed resident in the death on Saturday of Charles Henry Sloat, a
lifelong resident of this county.
Mr. Sloat died after an illness of
about 14 years at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edgar Beck of
Townsend township, in his 79th year. He had suffered a stroke and
had been in ill-health for may years prior to his death.
Born in Norfolk on 1 May
1855, he was very well known throughout the district and in Simcoe.
He has resided at Colborne for a number of years and while there
followed the trade of blacksmith. He was a valued member of Old
Windham Church and an active member of the Masonic fraternity.
He was predeceased by his
wife about seven months ago and is survived by six daughters and one
Mrs. Harry Bartlett of Stockbridge, Mich.,
Mrs. Edgar Beck of Townsend,
Mrs. R. Landhaker [sic] of Detroit,
Mrs. Roy Boy [sic] of Howell, Mich.,
Mrs. C. Bonny [sic] of Detroit,
Mrs. Owen Lewis of Windham Centre,
and Harry Sloat of Colborne.
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Among those present from a
distance were: Mrs. Hewson and Albert Willard of Courtland, Mrs. H.
Bartlett and son of Stockbridge, Mich., Mrs. Langbecker [sic]
and Mrs. Dohny [sic] of Detroit, Mrs. R. Cox [sic] of