Etc. -- George Simmons' 1920 obituary
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A lightly edited page 8 article in the 17 Jun 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 

Death of George Simmons
of Middleton

The death occurred in Middleton on Friday, 4 Jun 1920, of George Simmons, a pioneer of that township, at the ripe age of 75 years, after an illness of only a week, from a paralytic stroke.

Deceased had been in his usual health up to the time of his seizure, and his death, coming so soon afterwards, was a shock to the sorrowig family.

The late George Simmons was born 13 Aug 1845 on the farm on which he died, and had been a worthy citizen in every respect, possessing the esteem and respect of the entire community.

On 5 Aug 1866  he married to Miss Sarah Johnston, by whom he had 13 children, of whom 12 survive. He also leaves 40 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The children are as follows:
David of Hamilton,
Henry and Joseph of Mabee,
George of Guysboro,
Mrs. Theodore Cornwall of Springfield,
Mrs. James Hurd of Mt. Elgin,
Mrs. Geo. Gilmore of Ostrander,
Thomas, Peter and Mrs. Claude Gilmore of South Middleton,
Mrs. Wm. Curtis of Courtland,
and Oscar on the homestead.

He leaves one brother, James, of Lakeview, Michigan, who is 94 years of age.

The funeral took place from his late residence to Bethel Cemetery, on Monday, service being conducted by Rev. A. Rimington, assisted by Rev. H. Wood of Springfield.

The pallbearers were Messrs.: 
Wallace and Wesley McKoy, 
John Crandall, James White, 
John Clark and Henry Fisher.

Many beautiful floral offerings were received, including a broken circle from the family, cross from the grandchildren, and sprays from Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Mills and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick of Springfield.

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