Etc. -- James Jamieson's 1920 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcription the Port Dover column on page 6 of the 17 Jun 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


After a severe illness, borne with Christian fortitude, James Jamieson passed away on 7 Jun 1920 at the home of his son, Edmon Jamieson.

Deceased was born in Scotland in 1838 and came to Canada in 1852. He started to clear a farm in 1862 in the woods along the Woodhouse Township road, now known as Broadway.

Largely through his efforts a school (No. 9 Woodhouse) was started near his farm, of which he was the first secretary-treasurer.

He gave 17 years' faithful service in the Woodhouse council as councillor, deputy-reeve or reeve. He was also a member of the county council when the new system of representation came into effect.

He was among those who started the Black Creek cheese factory, now the Black Creek Creamery, and was auditor of the accounts for that important industry for 35 years, till failing health compelled him to relinquish the position at the beginning of the year.

Some years ago Mr. Jamieson gave up farming and removed to Port Dover to enjoy a well-earned rest.

Mrs. Jamieson predeceased him seven years ago. Their children are: Alexander and Mrs. John Davis of Woodhouse Township, Edmon of Port Dover, and Peter of Chicago.

Interment was made in Port Dover Cemetery, six nephews acting as pall bearers. Rev. H. J. Johnson, rector of St. Paul's Anglican Church, of which deceased was a staunch member, conducted the services.

In politics, deceased was a Conservative.

Known in Woodhouse and this village for so many decades and respected for his sterling qualities, the passing of James Jamieson is regretted by many who will miss his genial greeting. 

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