Etc. -- Joseph Franklin Messmore's 1919 obituary
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A lightly edited page 1 article in the 28 Aug 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 

Death of J. F. Messmore

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 indigestion. 

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 Institute.

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.


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