Houghton has lost one of its
pioneer residents in the the person of Mrs. Grace Magee, who died on
Monday afternoon, 5 Jan 1920, in her 72nd year.
Deceased had been confined to
her bed all summer, but for the past two months had recovered
sufficiently to be able to be around the house, and her sudden death
came as a great shock to her children and friends.
Mrs. Magee's maiden name was
Perrin. Born in Round Plains, she came to Glen Meyer when 2½ years old,
and had resided either in Glen Meyer or Beach Lane ever since.
She is survived by one daughter,
Mrs. W. Safford of York; four sons, George of Hamilton, Ernest and Ottis
of Wallaceburg, and Herbert at home; 33 grandchildren, and seven great
Her youngest daughter, Mrs. John
Ferris, died 10 Oct 1919, after an illness of two weeks. Her husband
predeceased her about one year ago.
The funeral took place 8 Jan
1920 at Glen Meyer, and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Falkingham of
The pallbearers were: Messrs.
W. and H. Maguire, P. Priddle, Geo. Stansell
and M. Williams.