Etc. -- Samuel Sowden's 1920 obituary
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An lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 16 Dec 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer


There passed away on Monday of this week one of the pioneer residents of the district in the person of Mr. Samuel Sowden of Woodhouse Gore.

He had been in failing health for the past three months and seriously ill for about three weeks.

Besides his wife, deceased is survived by two sons and one daughter: 
Elliott Sowden of Port Arthur, 
Perry Sowden at home, and 
Mrs. Keith Mabee of London.

Deceased was born in the town of Paris, Ont., 69 years ago, but for over 50 years has lived here in the Township of Woodhouse.

In politics he was a Conservative, a successful farmer, a kind and obliging neighbor and one of the most highly respected residents of the community.

The funeral to Oakwood Cemetery was held yesterday afternoon, the service at the house and the graveside being conducted by Rev. D. A. Moir.

The pall-bearers were Messrs. George Potts, 
E. R. Matthews, John Chadwick, Joseph Gilbertson, Wesley Lewis and Charles Woolley.


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