Etc. -- Edmund McEown's 1920 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Waterford column on page 2 of the 22 Jan 1920 
issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 


After a lingering illness the death took place of Edmund McEown, in his 54th year, at his home on St. James Street, on 12 Jan 1920.

Deceased was born at Springfield, Ontario, conducted a grocery store in Waterford for a short time, and then went west to Clark, North Dakota, where he ran a boarding house.

In the year 1895 he took for his partner in life Miss Ladona Shaw.

About eight years ago the late Mr. McEown with his wife and family returned to Waterford, where they have since resided.

The deceased was a very enthusiastic Oddfellow, and also a member of the Northern Brotherhood of America, and of the A.O.U.W.

A very intimate friend of the deceased, 
Mr. S. Guest of Michigan, hearing of 
Mr. McEown's illness, came to see him about a week ago and remained with him until the end.

The late Mr. McEown is survived by a widow, one son, and five brothers: 
John of Toronto, 
Charles of Antelope, Sask., 
Lewis of Saskatoon, 
Edsel of Clark, South Dakota, and 
Leonard of Aylmer.

The two latter were unable to be present at the funeral which took place 17 Jan 1920 at 1.30 p.m. The services were conducted by Rev. H. Wilkins, assisted by Revs. J. D. McLachlan and J. B. Moore.

Interment took place in Greenwood Cemetery. The pall-bearers were six members of Waterford Lodge No. 235, I.O.O.F., but owing to the extreme weather that order took no part in the service.

The sincere sympathy of the entire community is extended to the mourning relatives.

Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were:
Mrs. H. Poole of Norwich,
Fred Gladwell of Hamilton,
Walter McEown of Tyrrell,
Mrs. Elijah Smith and 
Miss Grace Wisson of Straffordville, and 
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Snively of Hagersville.

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