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From: "Goltz" <>
Subject: [Ont] Newspaper Clippings Simcoe County
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 23:45:24 -0500

I have borrowed, from one of my aunts, a book of newspaper articles that my
g-grandmother saved and will be posting them to his site. My g-grandmother,
Elizabeth (Covey) Edwards was raised in Midland and spent her married life
in Vasey (about 20 minutes north of Barrie in Simcoe County). Hope these
help someone.

Joanne Goltz
Belleville ON
(picture here) (written below "1952")
NEXT SEPTEMBER William Wilbert Wilson of Midland will complete 25 years on
the road maintenance staff of Simcoe County. Mr. Wilson, 69 on Sept. 5,
came to Midland as a carpenter 41 years ago, and save for 3 years in
Caledonia, has lived in North Simcoe ever since. Born on a farm near Vasey
now owned by Bruce Brown, Mr. Wilson operated the municipal steam roller in
Midland for some years, and was with the Brennan Paving Co. before joining
the county staff. Nearly every road in North Simcoe has felt his blade.
Some years ago his grader in the summer and snow plow in the winter were
common sights on the Elmvale-Wasaga Beach highway. He has also worked the
Waverley to Hillsdale and Coldwater stretches and on to North River. In
more recent years he has been stationed largely in the Penetang-Midland
district of Tay and Tiny but this summer was again grading the Hillsdale
A former resident of Vasey, Sarah Jane (Brown) Morrison died March 18 in
Elrose, Sask. Mrs. Morrison was in her 98th year.
The last member of a family of 12, she was born in Millbrook and came with
her parents to Vasey where they lived on the farm formerly occupied by the
late J.B. Brown. In 1884 she was married to Alex Morrison in Hillsdale by
Rev. W. Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison resided in the vicinity of Vasey until
moving to Hughton, Sask. in 1913.
Mr. and Mrs. Morrison celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary at their
home in Hughton on Christmas Day in 1944.
Surviving are her husband and four children; Sherwood Morrison and Mrs.
Joseph Jennett, both of Hughton, Leota and Wesley, living in the United
Four grandsons acted as pallbearers at the funeral service; Keith and
Sherwood Jennett, Glen and Larry Morrison, and two great-grandson, Ted
Galvin and Ronald Smith. Interment was in Hughton Cemetery, March 22.
Last week, Mrs. R.A. Elliott received word that a brother, Henry Langston
Lovering of Regina, had passed away, April 1, in his 87th year.
Previous to his retirement Mr. Lovering had been attached to the Department
of Agriculture, Regina, for many years.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lovering, late of Coldwater. Of a
family of 14, nine boys and five girls, four survive, Mrs. R.A. Elliott
(Hattie) of Coldwater, Mrs. C.E.A. Goldham (Aletta), Miss Mary Lovering,
retired nursing sister, and Judge Egerton Lovering, all of Toronto.

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