R. Waddle passed away
Woodhouse Man Prominent in
Political and Fraternal Affairs
Death yesterday claimed one
of this county's most esteemed citizens in the person of James R.
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
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
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
The funeral will be held
tomorrow (Friday) afternoon from his late residence, Lot 9,
Concession 3, Woodhouse, with interment in St. John's Anglican