Etc. -- Eleanor Jane (Ronson) McDonald's 1915 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 7 article in the 18 Nov 1915 Simcoe Reformer, reprinted from the Tilsonburg Liberal. [Paragraph breaks inserted by the transcriber, it source being a single paragraph]

Death of Middleton Lady

Eleanor Jane, beloved wife of Jas. McDonald of Middleton, passed away on Monday morning last, in her 67th year, after an illness from cancer of the liver, extending over a period of two years.

The late Mrs. McDonald, was born in East Goshen, a daughter of T. B. Ronson, one of the pioneers of this district, and spent all her life in her native township. About 48 years ago she was married to James McDonald and for over 40 years resided on the farm on which she died.

The McDonald home has always been noted for its hospitality and no one who applied there for relief was ever turned away empty-handed. Being of a genial disposition, free and open-handed, she was greatly beloved by all who knew her, and she will be greatly missed in the community.

Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons and one daughter, as follows: 
T.B. McDonald of Detroit; John A. of Radison, Sask.; Frank of Windsor; Vernon on the homestead; and Mrs. John McQueen of Courtland, all of them being present at the funeral except John A., who was unable to get there. 

She also leaves four brothers: John W. Ronson of Corinth; James of Toronto; T.B. of Goshen, and Chas. of Windsor. Also four sisters: Mrs. D. W. White of Courtland; Mrs. J. W. Hawkins of Los Angeles; Mrs. George Dimmick of Cleveland; and Mrs. Jas. Howe of Toronto.

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Moore of Eden conducting the service, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Trueblood of Courtland. The pall-bearers were M. Ostrander, W. Shepherd, Orren and Oscar Oatman, M. Condie and R. W. Dick. Many beautiful floral offerings were received. Interment took place in the Courtland Methodist cemetery. -- Tillsonburg Liberal.

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