Etc. -- Melissa (Willits) Crandall's 1919 obituary
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A lightly edited item on page 3 of the 10 Apr 1919 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Death came with startling suddenness to Mrs. John Crandall of Mabee on Wednesday evening, 2 Apr 1919.

While she had been in poor health for some time past, she was able to attend to her household duties.

At five o'clock she was in the stable, talking to her husband, and went to the house to prepare supper.

After finishing up the chores, Mr. Crandall went to the house and found his wife lying dead upon the floor.

Death had apparently come but a few moments previous, as the body was still warm.

She is survived by her husband, three sisters, Miss Lizzie Willits of Mabee, 
Mrs. J. N. Caswell of Toronto, and 
Mrs. I. S. Ostrander of St. Thomas, and 
one brother, Claude. 

She was in her 42nd year. Her death occurred on the 24th anniversary of her wedding.

The funeral took place on Friday to Bethel church, where service and interment took place.


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