Etc. -- William T. Foley's 1935 obituary
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A lightly edited transcript of a page 5 article from the 7 Mar 1935 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

William T. Foley

Another link with Simcoe's past history was snapped last Thursday, 28 Feb 1935, when William Thompson Foley died at his home in Saginaw, Michigan.

Deceased was a younger son of the late Michael Hamilton Foley, many years ago a Simcoe lawyer, and who became Postmaster-General of Canada before Confederation. 

The family left here more than 50 years ago, some of the members going to the United States, and another son, Charles, making his home in Paris, Ontario, where his widow and daughter still live.

Still another brother, Bernard Hamilton, was at one time a member of the staff of the Norfolk Registry Office during the regime of the late Francis Leigh Walsh, registrar for 75 years, and his beautiful handwriting in perhaps the sole memento of the connection of the Foley family with Simcoe.

Now that William has died, the sole survivor of the family is Miss Kate Foley, who lives in Saginaw.

William Foley was born in Simcoe in 1850, and had therefore passed his 85th birthday. The funeral services took place in Saginaw last Friday, 1 Mar 1935, the officiating clergyman being Rev. G. W. Laidlaw of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

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