Etc. -- James R. Waddle's 1937 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 10 Jun 1937 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

J. R. Waddle passed away
Woodhouse Man Prominent in
Political and Fraternal Affairs
 in County

Death yesterday claimed one of this county's most esteemed citizens in the person of James R. Waddle 
of Woodhouse Township.

Mr. Waddle had been in ill health for some months, 
being confined to his bed for several weeks.

A short time ago his resignation as president of the Haldimand-Norfolk Liberal Conservative Association 
was received with regret, his illness making it impossible for Mr. Waddle to carry out his duties.

An ardent Conservative all his life, James R. Waddle nevertheless enjoyed the respect and esteem of persons 
of all political persuasions.

He was reeve of Woodhouse in 1904 and 1905, and it is no secret that at various times in his career opportunties were presented to him for advancement into the higher political sphere.

In 1915 he served as returning officer for the provincial riding of South Norfolk, holding this office again during the last provincial election after the ridings of Haldimand and Norfolk had been merged.

He was born on the farm on which he died, being a lifelong resident of Woodhouse. He was the son of James Waddle and Susan Groff, and was in his 71st year.

The late Mr. Waddle was active in Masonry as a member of Erie Lodge, Port Dover. In 1905 he became District Deputy Grand Master for Wilson District and at the time of his death was the dean of Past District Deputies for this area.

He was twice married, his first wife's death occurring in 1914. Besides his widow, who before her marriage was Elizabeth Robertson, he is survived by two daughters, Miss Janet Waddle of Simcoe, and Mrs. Archibald Kerr of Hamilton.

The funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon from his late residence, Lot 9, Concession 3, Woodhouse, with interment in St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Woodhouse.

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