Grimsby Newspapers
Lewis, William F. (Died on 26 May 1944)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 29 Jun 1944, p. 5

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Word was received in Grimsby last week of the death on May 26th, at St. Clair Shores, Detroit, Mich., of William F. Lewis, a former Winona and Grimsby resident. Deceased was born in Winona the son of the late George W. and Mrs. Lewis and came to Grimsby as a young man and for many years conducted a flour and grist mill in the property now occupied by A. Hewson and Son. In May 1893 he contracted with a Hamilton firm for the installation of a dynamo to generate electricity and the erection of power lines on the streets in the centre of the then village. This was Grimsby's first electric light plant which he disposed of to the late Jack VanDyke who later sold it to the D.P.& T. Co. of Hamilton and in turn it became Hydro Power Commission property and is now owned by the citizens.

Some 25 years ago he moved to Detroit and has resided there since. He had been ill most of the past winter and his death was not entirely unexpected. His first wife predeceased him many years ago and his second wife, the former Maude Raymond of Grimsby, passed away a year ago. He is survived by a half brother, George of Winona, one son Harry and one daughter Dorothy.

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29 Jun 1944
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26 May 1944
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Lewis, William F. (Died on 26 May 1944)