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MEAFORD EXPRESS (Sept. 1929) - The late Mr. Almond was born in England, August 3rd, 1836 was united in marriage to Miss Ellen Freestone (born Nov. 4, 1837) at the Parish church of Great Easton, Leicestershire, England, on Nov. 10th, 1857. The young couple came to Canada the following June, the journey by sailing vessel taking almost seven weeks time. Settling at Cornwall, on the St. Lawrence River in Glengarry County Mr. Almond managed an estate for Mr. G.T. Aikman, where he spent five years. Moving to this part of the province in 1864, Mr. and Mrs. Almond were the first persons to settle on the Almond homestead on the third line St. Vincent, where their son Earl and his family now reside. In 1908, after a long career of activity they moved to Meaford where on Nov. 10th, 1917, their diamond wedding was celebrated fully two hundred people coming to pay their respects. Last summer they enjoyed the Almond family reunion at “Maple Grove” Farm St. Vincent, the residence of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs Wm. Harding, and attended by a large number of their descendants, including over forty great grandchildren.
   In politics the deceased was a Conservative. The late Mr. Almond was present at the ceremony of laying the corner stone of the present Christ Church (Anglican) at Meaford, on Saturday, May 27th, 1876, and had been a member of the church through the ministry of all ten of its rectors during the half century which followed. He also attended worship in the old frame church erected many years ago, later used for a time as a Sunday School. His passing removes one of the country's stalwart pioneers whose devotion to the church militant has been transferred to membership in the church triumphant.

Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford, Ontario tombstone inscription, from BGOGS :

Job Almond Aug 3 1836 - Sept 21 1929
Ellen FREESTONE wife of Job Almond
Nov 24 1837 - Jan 1 1930

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Bruce Grey Ontario Genealogical Society

Obituary Source: Meaford Express

Obit & tombstone data submitted by: Donna Binsted

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