Grimsby Newspapers
Randall, Hannah (née Downs) (Died on 7 Jun 1919)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 11 Jun 1919, p. 8

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On Saturday June 7, 1919 there passed away in Grimsby the oldest person in the village, in Mrs. Hannah Randall, widow of the late James Randall Sr. in her 90th year. Mrs. Randall had lived in the village of Grimsby for 35 years and was well known and was highly respected by a large circle of friends. The deceased lady was born near St. Ann's in the Township of Gainsboro, her maiden name being Hannah Downs. Left an orphan at an early age, she lived up to the time of her marriage with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher Sr., St. Ann's. She was married at the home of her uncle, Mr. John Fisher Jr., Smithville, October 29, 1851 and she and her husband moved almost immediately to the Township of Norwich, County of Oxford where they cleared two large farms. Mr. Randall's health failing, they moved many years ago to St. Ann's where they lived for a short time, afterwards living in Smithville and Stoney Creek, previous to settling in Grimsby in 1884 where the family has lived ever since. The late Mr. Randall passed away at a ripe old age many years ago, and his widow has lived since then with her son, Mr. W.F. Randall. ... The funeral took place on Sunday, June 8, 1919 at 2:30 in the afternoon and was largely attended by old friends and acquaintances. Service was conducted at the house by the Rev. J.A. MacLachlan, Pastor of the Methodist Church, of which denomination of which the deceased was a strict adherent, interment being made in the Queen's Lawn Cemetery. The pallbearers were three grandsons and three nephews; James Middaugh, Beamsville, R.C. Griffin, Smithville, and Curtis Wismer, Jordan, the grandsons; and the nephews, James Evans, Smithville, John T. Evans, Dunnville, and Wilfrid Vaughan, Elcho. The late Mrs. Randall was the last remaining member of the two families ... She is survived by two sons, Stewart of St. Catharines and W.F. of Grimsby, and the late Mrs. A.D. Middaugh of Smithville was a daughter.

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11 Jun 1919
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7 Jun 1919
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Randall, Hannah (née Downs) (Died on 7 Jun 1919)