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Item 2016-08-13-01 - Selby, Mrs. Wm (Hannah Ney) obituary

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Selby, Mrs. Wm (Hannah Ney) obituary


  • 1933-06-14 (Creation)

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Bradford Witness

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Event date: Monday, June 5, 1933
Event type: Death

A beloved mother and most respected friend and neighbour, Mrs. William Selby, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Kneeshaw, on Monday, June 5, following a long illness. Mrs. Selby whose maiden name was Hannah Ney, was born in 1853 and had lived all her life in this community. She was a quiet, gentle, home-loving woman, her interest, outside of her home, being centred about St. Paul's church, Coulson's Hill, where she was a most faithful and active member. Her husband, William Selby, of U E. Loyalist stock, died eleven years ago on the farm on the 9th of West Gwillimbury where he was born and where he and the late Mrs. Selby came to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Roy Kneeshaw, where she made her home for the past nine years. The bereaved members of the family have the sympathy of the community in their grief. Those left to mourn her loss are three sons, Percy and Cyril on the home farm, and Dr. E.R. Selby of Calgary, Alta., three daughters, Mrs. Roy Kneeshaw of Bradford, Mrs. E.G. Thomas of South Orange, N.J., and Miss Lena of Orange, N.J., one sister, Mrs. John Robinson of Aurora, also Mr. John Wright of Onaway, Mich. She was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. The pioneer families of West Gwillimbury as well as those of more recent residents were represented in the very large funeral cortege which proceeded from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kneeshaw to St. Paul's cemetery, Coulson's Hill, on Wednesday afternoon, June 7th.

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Bradford Witness
June 14, 1933
Vol LXVIII, #24
Microfilm N 240, Reel #10

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