Etc. -- Alexander Witherspoon's 1919 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of page 1 article from  the 29 May 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.


The funeral of Alexander Witherspoon, who died on Tuesday, 20 May 1919 at the residence of his son Charles on Talbot Street, was held on Friday, 23 May 1919.

A service was conducted at the house at 1 o'clock, the Rev. D. A. Moir taking charge. Many friends of the deceased were present to pay their last respects.

The pall-bearers from the house to the hearse were Messrs. Henry Johnson, 
Chas. McGilvery, A. G. Rose, 
Oliver Robinson, O. Hanselman and 
Angus Munro.

Out of town relatives present at the funeral were Mr. P. Furness, Oakville;
Mr. Robert Furness, St. Mary's;
R. Witherspoon and family of Galt;
Mrs. Moore, Galt;
Mrs. Chas. Culham, Galt;
Mr. Roy Witherspoon, Detroit;
Mrs. George Cook, Buffalom N.Y.;
Mr. and Mrs. Maddox and Miss May of Hamilton.

Many beautiful floral tributes were sent.

After the service at the house, the funeral procession left for Brantford by motor, interment being made in the family plot at Greenwood Cemetery.

The pall-bearers from the hearse to the grave were the sons and grandson.

The late Mr. Witherspoon was in his 83rd year. Born in Dundas, he followed the trade of toolmaker and mechanic, which he continued until the age of 45. He spent five years farming at Lynden, later taking up the grocery business at the corner of Peel and Mary Streets, Brantford, until he retired about 10 years ago.

Since that time he spent the remaining days with his sons, Robert of Galt, and Charles of Simcoe. About four years ago he suffered from a paralytic stroke from the effects of which he gradually declined.

His wife predeceased him about 16 years ago.

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