Etc. -- Nelson Sovereen's 1920 obituaries (two articles)
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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Local Happenings column on page 8 of the 
20 May 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Sunday, 16 May 1920, Nelson Sovereen died at the age of 75 years at his late home on Queen Street in Delhi.

He had been in poor health for several months and a short time agao retired from his farm and purchased a home in Delhi.

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon from his late residence and interment was made in Delhi Cemetery.

A lightly edited transcription of a page 8 article in the 27 May 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

The Late Nelson S. Sovereen

After a prolonged illness of nearly two years, Mr. Nelson Sovereen, who was in his 75th year, died at his home in Delhi on Sunday [evening], 16 May 1920.

The deceased was widely known, being a member of the pioneer Sovereen family, son of Nelson Sovereen and nephew of Jacob Sovereen.

He had spent most of his life in or near Delhi and was greatly respected as a Christian gentleman.

He leaves to mourn his loss a widow who has unfailingly cared for him during his illness; a brother Chancey Clarke of Tillsonburg; two sisters, Mrs. Herron of Courtland and Mrs. Joseph Wicks of Tillsonburg.

The funeral services were conducted at the home on Wednesday afternoon by Rev. E. G. Dale on the text, "Blessed are the dead, which died in the Lord," made appreciative remarks concerning the one who had gone. Many friends and neighbors gathered to pay tribute to a good friend. 

Burial was made in the Delhi Cemetery.

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