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Augustine William "Will" Donly, son of A. J. Donly and Maria Harrison
Born:  1866 in Simcoe, Norfolk County
Married: Eva Brook, 23 Sep 1896 in Simcoe, Norfolk County (age 30)
Died: 15 Apr 1928 in Simcoe, Norfolk County (age 62) 
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe
Eva Maria Brook, daughter of Joseph Brook and Selina Barber
Born: 30 Apr 1867 in Simcoe, Norfolk County
Married: Will Donly, 23 Sep 1896 in Simcoe, Norfolk County (age 29)
Died: 1 Jan 1941 in Simcoe, Norfolk County (age 73) 
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe
After two years as deputy registrar of Norfolk County, Will taught in Woodstock for a couple of years and with Simcoe friend Alver Dobson went to Mexico City where they engaged in "mercantile business" according to his Simcoe Reformer obituary.  Between 1905-1912 he was Canadian Trade Commissioner to Mexico. After 12 years in business in New York he and his wife retired to Simcoe, purchasing the old Mulkins' house at 109 Norfolk Street South. Upon their return to Simcoe Eva took an active interest in one of her brother-in-law Hal's pet projects, the Norfolk Historical Society. At her death, Eva, an amateur artist, left their home to the Town of Simcoe to be used as a museum of history and art bearing her name. The town accepted, and asked the Society to operate the museum, which it has ever since. No issue.
Source: John Cardiff of Simcoe, Norfolk County. Submitted: 24 Feb 2009
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