Etc. -- Ursula (Sinclair) Thompson's 1920 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcription the Waterford column on page 2 of the 3 Jun 1920 issue 
of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


At the advanced age of 81 years there passed away at her home her on Tuesday, 25 May 1920, Mrs. Ursulla Thompson.

The deceased was born in the Shetland Islands, and was of a hardy Highland Scotch ancestry. 

Her father, Captain Sinclair, spent the greater part of his life whale-fishing. 
In 18[4]0 he brought his family to Canada and located on the 12th Concession of the Township of Townsend, where he reared a family of four sons and five daughters.

One brother, Thomas Sinclair of Brigden, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Cunningham, at the old homestead in Townsend, survive. The others all attained good old ages before departing this life.

After spending 44 years on a farm near Rockford, Mr. and Mrs. H. Thompson came to Waterford about nine years ago.

The late Mrs. Thompson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wm. J. Church of Waterford, and Mrs. T. H. Vail of Boston, and three sons, Thomas and John Thompson of Townsend, and 
Professor Jas. Thompson of Joliet, Ill., to whom the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended.

The funeral, which was well attended, took place on Friday, 28 Mar [sic] 1920 at 2 pm, from her late residence on Main St. south. The service was conducted  by the Rev. H. Wilkins, assisted by Rev. J. D. McLachlan, Rev. J. B. Moore and Rev. Fred Kay of Burford.

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