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MEAFORD EXPRESS (Aug. 1929) -- The death of Miss Eliza Graves, only daughter of the late John Graves, took place at the Collingwood General Hospital, on Friday morning, under very sad circumstances. Deceased underwent an operation for the removal of tonsils some ten days ago and Saturday last suffered a hemorrhage. On Tuesday following her condition became alarming and she was removed to Collingwood hospital, where she improved until Friday morning when she suffered a heart attack caused from loss of blood and her death followed, the news of which caused profound regret about town.
   The late Miss Graves was a long and valuable member of the Public School teaching staff and her death along with that of Miss Stewart, removes two outstanding teachers from the Meaford Public School.
   Deceased was a member of Trinity United Church and was active in various organizations pertaining thereto. She was also Secretary of the Ladies' Bowling Club and took much enjoyment and recreation from this outdoor sport.
   One brother survives, Ross Graves, of Nelson, B.C., and it was impossible for him to get here for the funeral, which was held to Lakeview Cemetery, on Sunday. Service was conducted by Rev. Sidney Smith in Trinity United Church, and was attended by a large gathering of sympathizing friends.
   Deceased's sister-in-law, Mrs. Ross Graves, arrived on Tuesday and is visiting relatives and friends here.

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

father - mother - sister
Eliza   - 1929

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Bruce Grey Ontario Genealogical Society

Obituary Source: Meaford Express

Obit & tombstone data submitted by: Donna Binsted

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