aged and highly respected citizen was removed by death on Wednesday,
1 Oct 1919, when Mr. Darius Collver passed beyond the veil at his
home in Townsend after a brief illness.
Mr. Collver was born 10 Apr
1837 in Townsend, a few miles from his late home, to which he moved
in 1906. He was the son of Michael Collver, and was the sole
survivor of a large family.
In 186 he married Miss
Sarah Orminta Henry of Beamsville, Lincoln County, who predeceased
him nine years ago. One son, Clayton, on the homestead, and one
daughter, Mrs. Ashton Summers of Colborne, survive.
In politics Mr. Collver was
a life-long Liberal, and in religion a Methodist, being an active
worker and honored officer in the Old Windham Church for many years.
The funeral was held from
his late residence on Friday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. J.
B. Snider of Paris, a former pastor at Old Windham, assisted by Rev.
W. G. Waldron, the present pastor.
The pallbearers were the
same friends who performed a like scared service when Mrs. Collver
was laid to rest. Interment was made in the family plot at