The citizens of this place
were surprised on Thursday morning to hear of the very sudden death
of Mr. Martin Tobin, one of our oldest and most respected residents.
During the afternoon on
Wednesday, a cellar door fell on Mr. Tobin's head and afterwards
complained of it hurting him, however he was downtown until 9
o'clock that evening and went home and read his paper until about
Shortly after he went to bed
he complained of pains. They became worse and a doctor was summoned,
but before he arrived Mr. Tobin had expired. The doctor diagnosed
the case as cerebral apoplexy.
Mr. Tobin was born in Gorrie,
Ireland, over 70 years ago, and came to this country with his father
when he was 11 years old.
They first settled in
Hamilton and afterwards came to Norfolk County and lived in this
vicinity until he moved to this place 24 years ago. He conducted a
butcher business continuously since he came to Waterford.
The funeral took place on
Saturday afternoon and was largely attended by friends of the
deceased and family.
Services were conducted at the house by Rev. F. C. Elliott and the
internment took place at Greenwood Cemetery.
His sons, Ralph and Simon of
Pontiac, and daughters, Mrs. Edgar Allen of Wallaceburg and Mrs.
Jas. McNeilly of Port Dover, and sister, Mrs. M. R. Phillips of
Waterford, Michigan, were in attendance at the funeral.