Death of J. F.
Death came suddenly to Joseph
Franklin Messmore at his home on Talbot Street north on Saturday
afternoon, from angina pectoris.
Mr. Messmore had not been feeling
very well for a few days, suffering from what he believed to a acute
On Friday night his pain was severe
and he could not sleep, but on Saturday morning felt considerably better
and slept a couple of hours in the forenoon.
The end came as a great shock to
the family and his many friends.
Interment took place in Oakwood
Cemetery on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the service being conducted by
Rev. D. A. Moir of St. James Church.
The pallbearers were Messrs.
George R. Perry, Roy V. Perry,
Warren Woodward, Arthur Edmonds,
B. B. Baillie and John Vrooman.
He is survived by his widow, Mabel
L. Perry (eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Perry), and two
daughters, Miss Margaret and Miss Eleanor. Mrs. T. W. McLean of Port Perry
is a sister.
He came to Simcoe about eight years
ago and was on staff of the High School as classical master. He was forced
to resign two years ago own to eye trouble. He had partially recovered
from this affliction and was temporarily engaged at the Niagara Collegiate
The late Joseph Franklin Messmore
was born in Lucknow, India, and was a son of the late Rev. J. H. Messmore,
for over 50 years a missionary in India. He received his early education
at the Brantford Collegiate, graduated Toronto University, and taught at
Windsor, St. Thomas, London, Niagara Falls, Alymer and Simcoe.