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Late W.K. Ireland, Who Died In  
Owen Sound on Monday, Was
Foremost in Raising Funds For
Present Presbyterian Church
Building While Located Here
MEAFORD EXPRESS (1926) -- The death of W.K. Ireland, of Owen Sound, a former resident here, removes another of the old and useful pioneers of the district. Deceased will be remembered by many of the older residents here as having conducted a stationery business here some forty or fifty years ago. While here an agitation was started for a new Presbyterian Church and the late Mr. Ireland claimed to have "laid the first brick" in the present building. Of course, he meant by that his contribution of $50 was the nucleus of the fund that was responsible for the work being carried out. During his long life he was always eager to hear of news that was favorable to the development of the Meaford Church. For the past 40 years he had conducted a stationery business in Owen Sound.
   Mr. Ireland died on Monday and is being buried this afternoon from his late residence, 733 10th street, east, Owen Sound, To Greenwood Cemetery.

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

Susannah wife of W K Ireland died
Sept 25 1887 age 35 yr 9 mo 20 da
also her infant boy Frank Pearse died
Dec 29 1882 age 6 mo 7 da
John S born June 14 1854 at
Dundee Scotland
died at Meaford Oct 31 1883

For complete cemetery transcriptions, please contact the
Bruce Grey Ontario Genealogical Society

Obituary Source: Meaford Express

Obit & tombstone data submitted by: Donna Binsted

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