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MEAFORD EXPRESS (Feb 1914) - An old and esteemed resident of Meaford passed away at his home on Tuesday morning in the person of Mr. T.C. Wilcox, after an illness of about one year, the immediate cause of his death being uremic poison.
   Mr. Wilcox, who was in his 83rd year, was born in York County, near Toronto, and moved to Thornbury 60 years ago, coming to Meaford two years later. For some years he was in the tannery business in partnership with Mr. Anderson. When the partnership was dissolved he started shoe making to which he was apprenticed when quite a young man for which he had a natural fondness. He continued to work at his trade until a month or so ago, when illness rendered it necessary for him to confine himself to his home.
   The deceased was a man of keen intellect and marked energy, retaining the use of all his mental faculties until his demise. He had a grasp of public affairs which always enabled him to talk intelligently and entertainingly on questions of interest to the people. He served the town very acceptably as Councillor for several years before the ward system was abolished by a change in the Municipal Law.
   Mr. Wilcox was a life-long member of the Methodist Church and was leader of the M.E. Choir for 21 years or in fact up to the time of the union of the Methodist bodies.
   The deceased was married in Thornbury in 1855 to Miss Catherine Carrol, of Thornbury, and besides his widow is survived by seven daughters and one son: Mrs. D.A. Waterhouse, Toronto; Mrs. Alfred Doig, Glenboro, Man.: Mrs. James E. Mitchell, Owen Sound; Mrs. J. Cartmell, Glenboro, Man.; Mrs. W.M. Telford, Meaford; Misses Marion and Bertha, at home; W. B. Wilcox, Meltort, Sask.

Source: Meaford Express

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