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Death has claimed another old resident and well known member of this community in the person of Mr. Henry Richardson, who, after several months’ illness, departed this life at his home here on Saturday morning last, aged 78 years. The funeral took place to the public cemetery on Monday, Rev. J. S. I. Wilson conducting the burial services. The pall bearers were the deceased’s four sons, Henry, John, William and Robert, and Thos. Clayton and Arthur Guest. The deceased was born in Wexford, Ireland, on March 1st, 1826. In 1852 one of Erin’s fair daughters, Miss Catherine Breen, who survives him, became his bride and soon after sailed with him to seek a new home in distant Canada. After six weeks’ voyage in a sailing vessel they landed at Brockville where they lived for a short time. Toronto township, Peel county, was their next place of residence and subsequently Trafalgar township, Halton county where they spent about twenty years. Twenty-six years ago they came to Artemesia and bought a farm on the Collingwood Road where they lived for eleven years and then moved to this village where they have since resided. Mr. Richardson was the father of fifteen children three of whom died when quite young. The surviving members who are now the comfort of their widowed mother are: Henry, of Toronto township; Edward, of Thessalon; John, William and Robert of Flesherton; Mrs. R. Redmond and Mrs. Thos. Mann, of Aberdeen, Grey Co.; Mrs. Jos. Doville, of Sodus Point, N.Y.; Mrs. W. Guest, of Henderson, Maine; Misses Jennie and Ada, Toronto, and Miss Annie at home. Mr. Richardson was for a number of years a member of the Orange Order. In politics, a conservative and an adherent of the Methodist church. during his last illness he gave his family the comforting assurance that he was prepared for death and expected all to meet him in the better land.

Source: unknown as article found in a scrapbook

Submitted by: G Thompson

Transcribed by: Gerald Dunnill

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Transcribed newspaper obituaries of Grey County residents, whether from the 1800s or 1900s are welcome for posting. Scans are not necessary as the emailed text is stylized on the web page as a reasonable approximation of the original obituary.

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