Death of Former
North, wife of
I. T. Merchant, died at Lincoln, Nebraska, on 24 Apr 1920.
She is survived by a husband, a
son, two grandchildren, two brothers, Samuel of Omaha, Neb., and John of
Waterford, and two sisters, Dr. Charlotte North of Toronto, and Mary
North of Paris, Ontario.
lived with her parents for a number of years in Simcoe, when her father
was the tenant of the Duncan Campbell farms, and received her education
in the Simcoe Public and High Schools, and from which she graduated into
the teaching profession.
of her, the paper of her home town, the Adams (Neb.) Globe, says:
Merchant had a wide circle of acquaintances; in fact was known to almost
every one in the entire community. Those who came to know her well
recognized her sterling qualities, her clear jugdement, her religious
principles, and her fearless advocacy of measures which promoted the
social, industrial and moral welfare of the nation.
a long time her health had not been very good and at times she was
seriously ill, but her strong will power refused to give up. A few weeks
ago her condition became so serious that she was taken to the Lincoln Sanitarium,
where an immediate operation was performed for acute appendicitis. Her
friends entertained some hope of recovery, but there was nos real
improvement and the end came Saturday.
body was brought to the Adams home on Sunday. The funeral was sheld
Tuesday afternoon, 27 Apr 1920, in the Methodist Church, of which she
had been a member for many years, and was conducted by the pastors of
the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, and was largely attended. All
places of business were closed during the time of the funeral and the
beautiful floral tributes bespoke her wide popularity."