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Deceased Has Been a Resident of Meaford For 50 Years -
Prominent in Business Affairs Highly Regarded
MEAFORD EXPRESS (1907) - The news of the death of Mr. Samuel Carson on Saturday evening was received with profound regret by the people of Meaford and surrounding country. Deceased was in his --- year and a resident of Meaford for upwards of forty years.
   The late Mr. Carson was born at Cape Rich and was one of a family of fifteen children. After reaching years of accountability he came to Meaford and was apprenticed to the shoe-making business which he followed for several years doing business on the stand now occupied by Ellis Bros.
   About thirty years ago he entered the tannery business, going in partnership with his brother Hugh. This partnership continued the death of Mr. Hugh Carson some nineteen years ago, after which, after which Mr. W.P. Perry entered the business and the firm was known as Carson and Perry.
   About ten years ago Mr. Carson some withdrew owing to ill health. He made a couple of trips to California in search of renewed health and came back much improved. He spent the past three summers in Saskatchewan and took up considerable land in the prairie province.
   Deceased took an active part in the town affairs having served as Deputy Reeve and was a member of the High School Board for a number of years. He was a prominent member of the Masonic Fraternity here, who attended in a body at the funeral.
   Mr. Carson was married about 26 years ago to Miss S. Travis, of Thedford, who, with one son, survive him. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters. The brothers are: William and David, Saskatchewan, and John, of Burlington. The sisters are:- Mrs. McLean, Cape Rich, and Mrs. H.O. Thompson, of Watertown, Wisconsin.
   The funeral took place on Tuesday to Meaford Cemetery and was largely attended.

Source: Meaford Express

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