Etc. -- Miss Edith McKnight killed (2 articles)
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A lightly edited transcript of a page 1 article from the 2 Oct 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Another Fatal Auto Accident

An automobile driven by Miss Edith McKnight, daughter of ex-Reeve and Mrs. McKnight of Windham, was struck by a northbound L.E.&N. express car at the Wilsonville crossing on Monday afternoon, resulting in the death of Miss McKnight on the way to the Brantford Hospital.

There were no other occupants in the car, which is reported to be a complete wreck.

Deceased was a former student of the Simcoe High School, and a young lady of exceptional ability. She was organist of the Presbyterian Church at Windham Centre, an active worker in the Sunday School and young people's organizations, and for some years a member of the executive of the County Sabbath School Association.

A lightly edited transcript of a page 9 article from the 9 Oct 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.


The funeral of the late Miss Edith McKnight, whose death occurred on Monday, 29 Sep 1919, from an auto accident near Wilsonville, was held on Thursday, 2 Oct 1919, from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. McKnight to Windham Centre Cemetery for interment.

A service was held in the church and memorial sermons were preached by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Carpenter, and Rev. P. Nichol of Simcoe. Other fingers pressed the keys of the organ, so long presided over the the deceased.

The service throughout was an impressive one. Mrs. Samuel Hall and Mr. Ross Slaght sang "Crossing The Bar," and Mrs. George Smith of Delhi, "Thy Will Be Done."

Six young returned men bore the casket to the grave. The funeral cortege was a large one. Many friends from Simcoe, Burford, Scotland, Waterford and Townsend were in the procession.

The beautiful floral tributes testified to the splendid life of the deceased and the stricken family has the deepest sympathy of the community in the loss they have sustained.

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