of Windham Centre died of the flu in the Hamilton Hospital on Tuesday
He had been working on the T.
H. & B. and running into Hamilton for the week ends. He contracted
the disease while on the road and died a few days after he was taken
to the hospital.
He was a son of Wm. Mercel of
The young man was of fine
physique, and his untimely death cast a gloom over the entire
community. Five months ago he was married, and now leaves his young
widow to mourn the loss of a loving husband.
He also leaves a father and
mother, two brothers and one sister. One of the brothers is in England
with the Canadian forces.
Wm. Mercel died at the
Hamilton Hospital on Friday last, from the flue [sic], just
three days following the death of his brother James.
While the burial was being
held on Friday afternoon a telegram was received stating Wm. was
worse. The memorial service to follow was postponed and Mr. and Mrs.
Mercel were hurriedly driven to catch the L. E. & N. for Hamilton.
The funeral was held on Monday
at Windham. The church was filled with sympathizing friends at the
memorial service which followed.