Hewitt, James Avery (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 18 Mar 1925, p. 4
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Death called away on Saturday, March 14, 1925, one of Beamsville's most estimable citizens in the person of James Avery Hewitt, in his 73rd year. For years he had resided in Beasmville, coming from Grimsby to establish a planing mill and building business. Mr. Hewitt came to Grimsby in the early 80s and established himself as a builder, much of his work being done at the then Grimsby Park, notable among his works being the pantheon recently torn down. While in Grimsby he was a member of the village council in 1892 and 1894, while in 1901 he was reeve. As an ardent member of the Methodist church and superintendent of the Sunday school he exercised a wide influence for the betterment of his fellow men. He had been chairman of the Beamsville board of education and an energetic member for more than five years. Deceased was also a member of the public library board and its chairman at his demise. In all matters that concerned the advancement of the place he live in he entered into its activities wholeheartedly. He will be remembered by many of the old boys and girls who were in attendance at the 1920 reunion; on this occasion he left nothing undone as chairman of the committees to make the celebrations an auspicious one. Mr. Hewitt was born in London, Eng., and came to Canada 55 years ago, coming to Oshawa. His widow, one son, James, of Elyria, Ohio, and two daughters, Mrs. S.F. Russ, of Beamsville, and Miss Ethel, of Toronto, survive. The funeral took place on Monday, March 16, at Queens Lawn cemetery, Grimsby, the Rev. George Smith of Beamsville Methodist church officiating.

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18 Mar 1925
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14 March 1925
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Hewitt, James Avery (Died)