of Thomas Walsh [sic], first Registrar of Deeds for Norfolk
County, and granddaughter of Francis Legh Walsh, second Registrar of
Deeds, the death of Miss Annie Maria Louisa Walsh, of Vancouver, snaps
a link with Norfolk's early history.
Her father was Aquila Walsh,
M.P., who represented North Norfolk at Ottawa for some years, and who
was also one of the Commissioners having charge of building the
Intercolonial Railway, and her mother was the elder daughter of
William Wilson who came to Simcoe from Niagara more than a century ago
and who was at one time owner of the Norfolk Hotel.
Another link with an early
Norfolk family was Mrs. William Wilson, who was Maria Loder, sister of
Job Loder, an interesting figure during his day in Norfolk, having
been tavern keeper, store keeper, millwright, and mill owner, living
first at Turkey Point and later at Waterford, afterwards going to
Miss Walsh was the sister of a
noted Norfolk son, the late Hon. Justice William Legh Walsh,
Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta, who died a few years ago.
A sister who survives is Mrs.
J. N. Fish, of Vancouver, and a niece and grandnephew, Mrs. C. V.
Parkinson and her son, Geoffrey, Vancouver, three nephews, Legh, Harry
and Sydney Waugh of Toronto, formerly of Simcoe, as well as other
The late Mrs. William Edgett
Tisdale, Norfolk Street South, who died on Tuesday of this week, was a
The Walsh family home was for
years the home on Norfolk St. south, now the property of Mrs. F. T.
The last rites for Miss Walsh
were held on Thursday, December 31, at 1 o'clock. Very Rev. Dean
Swanson officiating, burial following in Mountain View Cemetery,