Etc. -- Mary Jane (Hathaway) Belbeck's 1920 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Port Dover column on page 7 article of the 25 Mar 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

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 sister, 
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 resided.

Copyright 2017 John Cardiff