Etc. -- Aaron M. Barber's 1919 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 24 Jul 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

The passing of A. M. Barber

About three years ago, one of Simcoe's oldest merchants, and a familiar figure around town, in the person of Mr. A. M. Barber, gave up his piano and musical merchandise business, which he had been conducting successfully for over 40 years. 

He sold out and removed to California. Latterly he had been living at Yuma, Arizona.

On Monday 14 Jul 1919 he arrived in Waterford for a visit with his sister at the home of his niece, Mrs. Edgar Jarvis. 

He complained of feeling very tired from the effects of the long journey, but seemed apparently in his usual health otherwise. 

The old gentleman retired as usual on Friday evening, but was found dead in bed Saturday morning, having passed peacefully away during the night. When found the doctor said he had been dead several hours.

The deceased has been a member of Norfolk Lodge, No. 10, A. F. and A. M., for over 37 years, and the Masonic brethren, led by Wor Master S. M. King and Rev. J. B. Moore of Waterford, took charge of the funeral service, which was conducted from the residence of Mr. Edgar Jarvis on Monday afternoon to Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford.

The Simcoe and Waterford lodges were well represented. The pallbearers were: 
H. P. Innes, K.C., Col. T. R. Atkinson,
Dr. A. W. Smith, Frank Reid,
R. E. Gunton, and D. A. Austin.

The late Mr. Barber was in the 78th year of his age.

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