At the advanced age of 81 years
there passed away at her home her on Tuesday, 25 May 1920, Mrs. Ursulla
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 180 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,
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.