Etc. -- Jane (Jackson) McCool's 1919 obituaries
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From the 6 Nov 1919 Simcoe Reformer:

The Passing of Mrs. M'Cool

Jane Jackson, widow of John F. McCool passed away at the family home, Market Street, on Friday, October 31st, in her 86th year. Deceased had been in poor health for several weeks, but was able to be around her room, only being confined to her bed for one week. The cause of death was secondary anaemia.

The late Mrs. McCool was a daughter of the late George Jackson, of Simcoe, of Scotch parentage, born at sea, en route to Canada. Her husband predeceased her six years ago last January. She leaves to mourn her loss six children, four daughters and two sons: Miss Pauline, recently retired from the staff of teachers at the public school after a long service; Mrs. Kate McKerlie, at home; Miss Eleanor J., of the Technical School, Toronto; Mrs. Ben Abbott, of Port Rowan; Dan B., of Hamilton, and George J. of Vanessa.

The funeral was held on Monday, the services at the residence and grave being conducted by the Rev. Duncan E. Foster of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. Dr. W. J. Dey. During the service at the home Rev. Dey referred to the passing of Mrs. McCool as follows:

"Mrs. McCool lived the long life of 85 years and was thus a connecting link with Simcoe's pioneers; her life was full of activities and it had its share of the joys and cares that come from bringing up a large family; sorrows too, she bore; but her declining years were full of comfort and happiness in the midst of her devoted and affectionate children, who anticipated her every want: she had been dedicated to God by baptism and carefully brought up, and on March 8th, 1857, made her public profession of faith in Christ, and was received as a communicant into St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member continuously till her death, sixty-two years and eight months later. For some years lately she could not take part in the church activities of her earlier life, but her interest in the church was unabated, and she gave the church her hearty support till the end. She has gone to her Master, whom she loved. Her children may well rejoice in the memory of such a mother."

The pall-bearers were all nephews of the deceased, as follows: Messrs. George J. McKiee, E. H. Jackson, J. B. Jackson, George Weston of Toronto, Harry Weston, and Dr. Wm. Burt.

Relatives and friends at the funeral were Mr. Geo. Weston, Toronto; Mrs. S. Sinden, Tillsonburg; Mr. Geo. Parker, Hawtrey; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pick, Delhi; Mrs. John Crysler, Delhi; Mrs. A. Jackson, Pt. Rowan; Mrs. Herschel Glover, Waterford; Mrs. Fletcher, Paris; Mrs. Thompson, Rockford; Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard, Hawtrey; Mrs. Scott, Hamilton."

From 6 Nov 1919 Waterford Star, page 1:

Simcoe, Nov. 1. Mrs. John F. McCool died at her home on Market street yesterday at the ripe age of 85 years. During the past few weeks deceased had been confined to bed and the exhausted body gradually weakened until the end came. Mrs. McCool was a daughter of George Jackson of Simcoe, of Scottish parentage, and was born at sea en route to Canada. Mr. McCool died some six years ago. The children are: Miss Pauline, who recently retired from the public school staff here after long service; Mrs. B. Abbott, Port Rowan; Mrs. McKerlie at home; Miss Nellie McCool of the staff of the Technical School, Toronto; George of Vanessa, and Dan B. of Hamilton.

[Compiler's Comments: Jane was the last surviving child of George Jackson Sr. Her husband was a carpenter in the employ of her brothers, John and George [Jr.] Jackson, Simcoe, furniture manufacturers and building contractors. Market Street used to run east-west, parallel to and between Robinson and Young streets, for the single block between Talbot and Head Streets. It is now the south lane (entrance and exit) of the parking lot immediately north of the Talbot Gardens arena. The block of homes and barns bounded by Market, Head, Young and Talbot streets was cleared to create the parking lot circa 1958.

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