of South Walsingham
Mr. Peter Abbott died at
Hamilton on Wednesday, the 14th inst. of paralysis, and the body
was brought home for burial in the 16th in the Port Royal
Cemetery, where it was laid away in the family plot near his
father, the late Timothy Abbott, one of the staunchest of the
early settlers of this region.
Rev. Raymond Rolph
conducted the service at the grave and Erie View church. Mr.
Abbott was a member, first of the Port Rowan Church, and
afterwards of the Erie View church.
All his brothers are dead,
but three sisters, Mrs. Oliver Franklin (Emily),
Mrs. Henry Anderson (Jane) and
Mrs. Wellington Franklin (Hannah), survive.
He was born in December,
1838, and married Miss Clara Browen in 1866. The surviving
children are Mrs. Misner,
Mrs. Harry Welch and Mrs. Roy Franklin, and two sons, Ernest and
Hedley, both of whom served in the great war, and have just
returned from France and England.
Mrs. Abbott died five years ago.
The family of the late
Timothy Abbott has been prominent and useful in this community for
three-quarters of a century.
-- Port Rowan News.