Etc. -- Whitney G. Sterling's 1920 obituary
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A lightly edited transcri[tion of a page 1 article in the Thursday, 5 Feb 1920 Simcoe Reformer.

Whitney G. Sterling
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Well-known Simconian who died 
Saturday morning in his 91st year. 
The last of a family of 
eleven children.

Possibly the oldest resident of Simcoe died on Saturday when Whitney G. Sterling passed away after only a few days illness.

Born in the Township of Saltfleet, Wentworth County, 
29 May [1829], Mr. Sterling was brought to this county when about four years of age. Nearly all his life he was a farmer, and for the last decade lived in Simcoe. Possessed of all his faculties to a wonderful degree, he was hale until the fatal illness seized him.

He was twice married, first to Louisa Widner and later to Mrs. Gilbert, who died several years ago. Three children survive: Arthur W. Sterling of Toronto, Mrs. Boyd of London, and Mrs. Travis of Redlands, California.

The funeral was held from his late residence, Norfolk Street south, on Tuesday afternoon, to Old Windham Cemetery. The services at the house and graveside were in charge of Rev. D. A. Moir.

The pall-bearers were all nephews of the deceased: Messrs. Horace Widner, George Widner, Arthur Widner, Edward Hart, Delbert Woolley, and Fred Woolley.

Mr. A. W. Sterling of Toronto, Mr. Eugene Widner of Paris, and Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Carpenter of Port Dover were present at the funeral.

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