Death of George
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
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.