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From: "Goltz" <>
Subject: [Ont] Newspaper Clippings Simcoe County
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 17:33:24 -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
Age 97, Dies in Hospital
One of Midland's oldest residents, Joseph Campbell, died in St. Andrews'
Hospital, Monday. Mr. Campbell was 97 years old, and until about three
weeks ago had been up and around as usual.
Coming to Midland before the turn of the century, from Manvers Township,
Durham County, he worked at the sawmill of James Playfair, and later at the
smelter. His wife, the former Harriett Crooke, operated a boarding house in
those days at which Mr. Playfair lived.
Shortly after 1900, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell moved to a farm in Vasey where
they lived until 1919, when they returned to Midland.
Having no children of their own, they adopted a foster son, Ed. Feltham,
who now resides in St. Catharines.
Mr. Campbell was a faithful member of St. Paul's United Church.
Funeral service was conducted, Wednesday, by Rev. W.R. Auld from the
funeral home of A. Barrie and Sons, with interment in Lakeview Cemetery.
Mrs. Campbell survives.
MRS. WILLIAM BANNISTER
A native of Midland and former resident of Waverley, Helen (Trueman)
Bannister died in Brantford as the result of a stroke, Sept. 4.
Born in 1884, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Trueman. Her
father was the first principal of Central School in Midland was at one time
Midland's town clerk.
In 1903, she was married in Midland to William Bannister, and for a number
of years they owned and operated the general store in Waverley. While in
Waverley, Mrs. Bannister acted for the Waverley correspondent for the Free
Press Herald. In recent years, Mr. and Mrs. Bannister moved to Brantford
where they had since made their home.
Mrs. Bannister was a member of the Anglican Church and of St. John's Guild,
Surviving are her husband, of Brantford; two sons, Clarence of Waverley and
Jack of Willowdale; two daughters, Mrs. G.R. Brown (Isobel), Toronto, and
Mrs. C. Howe (Helen), of Brantford, and six grandchildren. Also, two
sisters, Mrs. Alex Cowan (Maud), Barrie, Mrs. Lex Adams (Jessie), Fort
William, and two brothers, Harold Trueman, California, and Clifford of
Rev. H.K. Matson, assisted by Rev. W.C. Stubbs, conducted the service Sept.
7, from the funeral home of A. Barrie and Sons. Interment was in St. John's
Anglican Cemetery, Waverley. Acting as pallbearers were Alfred Munro, Almon
Preston, Wyebridge; Charles Reynolds, George Brock, Herbert Hornsby and
Reginald Drinkle, Waverley. Relatives and friends from a distance attending
came from Fort William, Barrie and Whitby
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