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MEAFORD EXPRESS (1909) - Mrs. Mary Jane Atkins the wife of Mr. Oliver Gibbons and youngest daughter of ........and Anne Atkins, of St. Vincent Township passed peacefully away at her residence, Nelson Street, West, on Monday morning, Dec. 13th at the age of 57 years and 5 months.
   Deceased was born in St. Vincent July, 1852, and was one of a family of fourteen. In March 1872, she was married to Mr. Gibbons and has resided in Meaford ever since. By this union eight were born, three of whom with her sorrowing husband, survive. The family are as follows; Mr. O.S. Gibbons, Mrs. W.T. Barkley, Fenelon Falls; and Mrs. A.R. Hawkins, Meaford.
   Deceased was a consistent member of the Meaford Presbyterian church and attended regularly until her health declined some three years ago. She was of a quiet and reserved disposition and gave her attention to her home and family. She is also survived by two sisters and two brothers; Mrs Jas. McCartney, 7th line, and Mrs. Jas Emery, Sr., Gravel Road, St. Vincent; and Mr. Jos Atkins, Brookholm, Owen Sound, and Mr. John T. Atkins, Neebesh, Mich. The funeral took place on Wednesday last to Meaford Cemetery and was largely attended.

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

Mary Jane wife of O Gibbons died Dec 13 1909 age 57 year
Oliver 1846 - 1933
Annie Mary died April 20 1895 age 21 yr 9 mo 15 da
Robert Ernest died Nov 16 1891 age 3 yr 11 mo 18 da
William C died May 4 1904 age 29 yr 4 da

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Bruce Grey Ontario Genealogical Society

Obituary Source: Meaford Express

Obit & tombstone data submitted by: Donna Binsted

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