James R. Scarlett
Native of Woodhouse
passed away at Ridgetown
The death took place on
Sunday of one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of
Ridgetown in the person of James R. Scarlett.
Mr. Scarlett was in his
85th year and was born in Woodhouse Township, Norfolk.
An expert carpenter, he
went to Ridgetown 44 years ago, in the town's boom days, and did
the carpenter work on many of the buildings since.
He was one of the workmen
who built the Presbyterian Church, and to him fell the task of
completing the 160 foot spire.
He is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Carrie Pattison of Ridgetown, with whom he made
his home after the death of his wife, and Mrs. Harry Scane of
The funeral took place on
Tuesday to Greenwood cemetery after service at the house conducted
by Rev. W. G. H. McAllister.