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