Etc. -- Sarah A. (Walker) Tisdale's 1925 obituary
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An unedited transcription of a page 1 obituary from 15 Jan 1925 Waterford Star

(Simcoe Reformer)

Sarah Araminta, wife of the late Lieut.-Colonel the Hon. David Tisdale, P.C. K.C., passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. G. Boultbee, Wednesday afternoon, in her 88th year.

Mrs. Tisdale's original home was in the Township of Woodhouse, she being a daughter of the late James Walker, described in Owen's Pioneer Sketches as the first white child to be born in Norfolk County, and a granddaughter of Henry Walker, one of the very first pioneers to settle in Norfolk.

She married Hon. David Tisdale in the year 1853, and throughout his distinguished political and military career was his happy and honoured helpmate. 

An accomplished lady, her quiet and unassuming manner, combined with a rare sweetness of disposition and tact, established a wide circle of warm friends and admiring acquaintances, by all of whom her death will be genuinely mourned.

For nearly 70 years she had been a highly respected citizen of the town of Simcoe. Until the death of her husband in April, 1911, the happy couple lived at 
"Gore Lawn," the present home of H. P. Innes, K.C.,, which residence Lieut.-Colonel Tisdale built many years ago. To them were born four children: 
Mrs. M. G. Boultbee of Simcoe, 
Mrs. A. A. Canfield of New York City,
D. Robb Tisdale of Simcoe, and 
the late W. E. Tisdale, K.C.

The funeral service will be held at the residence tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, at 2.30 o'clock, with interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

The bearers will be: Messrs. H. S. Falls, Frank Reid, 
W. P. Price, R. G. Bowlby, A. W. Donly and Sheriff Tisdale.

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