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Harrison Beauregard "Hal" Donly, son of A. J. Donly and Maria Harrison
Born: 1862 in Simcoe, Norfolk County
Married: Emma Brook, 30 Nov 1892 in Simcoe, Norfolk County (age 30)
Died: 31 Jul 1928 in Simcoe, Norfolk County (age 66) 
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe
Emma Elizabeth Brook, daughter of Joseph Brook and Selina Barber
Born: 13 Sep 1869 in Simcoe, Ontario
Married: Hal Donly, 30 Nov 1892 in Simcoe, Norfolk County (age 23)
Died: 31 Dec 1930 in Simcoe, Norfolk County (age 61) 
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe
Children of Hal Donly and Emma Brook:
George Bryan Donly (1893)
Margaret Brook Donly married Philip Thayer. Lived in Nova Scotia 
James Frederick Donly married Catharine Mountain. Lived in Nova Scotia.
Paul Harrison Donly married Margaret Livingstone Innes
Catherine Josephine Donly (1904)
Hal became editor of The Reformer in 1881 while still in his teens and held that position 41 years until selling the newspaper to George Pearce in 1922, when he assumed the presidency of his wife's family firm, Brook Woolen Company. A bicycling enthusiast in his youth, Hal was made an honorary Lt.-Col. of the 133rd Battalion for using his newspaper to encourage WWI recruitment. He was vice president of the reorganized Norfolk Golf and Country Club in 1914 under president George J. McKiee. Active in many other community organizations. Also see his photo & bio
Source: John Cardiff of Simcoe, Norfolk County. Contributed: 10 Feb 2009
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