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MEAFORD EXPRESS (1921) - The death of William Rose, Sr., took place at his residence in Meaford of some fifty years. Deceased had been in failing health for some time but had only been confined to be about two weeks.
   Born in Ireland, the late Mr. Rose came to Canada when 10 years of age, settling with his parents in New Ontario, near Burk's Falls. Some fifty years ago deceased came to Meaford as a sawyer at the old Tyson sawmill, located at that time on the old elevator site. For some years deceased was a steam boat engineer and 1890 when the Meaford waterworks was installed he was engaged as engineer, a position he held for some 17 years. He also did police duty for the corporation from time to time.
   The late Mr. Rose was married three times, his first wife predeceased him in May, 1905. In 1911 he again married to Mrs. Sarah Clarke, of Collingwood, who also died, in 1920. About a year ago he was wedded to Mrs. Daly, who survives.
   Deceased was a life long member of the Methodist Church and was a very regular attendant. In politics he was a conservative and was very pronounced in his views on any subject on which he was versed. He was a steady and trustworthy man and game the best service at his command to the corporation while in its employ.
   He is survived by a family of six, three daughters and three sons, Mrs. P. Benson, Mrs. S. Weaver, and Mrs. E. Perks, and William, and Fred, of Meaford, and Frank, engineer at the Spanish Pulp Mills, Soo, Ont. A son John Rose of Meaford, and a daughter, Mrs. E. Milligan, of Galt, predeceased him a couple of years ago.
   The funeral will take place from his late residence this afternoon, at two o'clock, for Lakeview Cemetery.

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

Eliza MORGAN wife of William Rose died
May 11 1905 age 63 yr 4 mo
William died March 14 1922 age 81 yr
John Rose 1866 - 1915 his wife
Martha M CLARKE 1868 - 1944 their son
Gordon 1897 - 1935
Jack H BURNS 1896 - 1965 his wife
Leora Rose 1899 -

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Obituary Source: Meaford Express

Obit & tombstone data submitted by: Donna Binsted

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