Wednesday, 17 Mar 1920, Mary
Jane Hathaway, widow of the late Henry Belbeck, passed away after a
short illness. Had the deceased lived till the following day she would
have attained her 63rd birthday.
Deceased was born in Rainham
Township. She became the wife of Mr. Belbeck in the early 1870's, the
ceremony being performed by Rev. James Craigie, then Presbyterian
minister of this village, and the happy couple took up their residence
on the third concession of Woodhouse, where they resided until their
removal to Port Dover about seven years ago.
To regret the passing of a
gentle, kindly parent there are left: Alvie of Port Dover,
Edith (Mrs. W. Hayhurst) of Brantford,
William Arthur of Jarvis, and
W.H. on the old homestead.
Of her four brothers and one
William of West Lorne, Norris of Iona,
Sarah (Mrs. J. C. Belbeck) of Hamilton,
Norval of Appin, and Charles of Iowa,
the three former were able to be present at the funeral.
Interment was made in Port Dover
Cemetery, the services being conducted by the Rev. J. Robertson, pastor
of the local Presbyterian Church.
A genial neighbor and a staunch
friend, Mrs. Belbeck will be long missed in the community in which she