One of St. Williams oldest and
most respected residents passed away on Tuesday, 17 Feb 1920 in the
Mrs. Jonas Cope (nee Victoria Woodward).
The late Mrs. Cope was in her
82nd year and until two weeks before her death (caused by pneumonia) was
still very active.
She was born in England and came
to Canada in 1842 with her parents. In 1860 she married the late Jonas
Cope and had lived near St. Williams ever since.
Deceased leaves to mourn her
loss one daughter, Mrs. Walter Price, and two sons, William and Thomas.
The funeral was held at the
Methodist Church on Thursday, 19 Feb 1920 at
2 o'clock. Service was conducted by
Rev. J. Melvin Smith.