Etc. -- Martin Tobin's 1901 obituary
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A lightly edited page 1 article in 18 Jul 1901 issue of the Waterford Star newspaper.

Old Resident Gone.

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 eleven.

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.

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