Grimsby Newspapers
Penfold, John (Died on 12 Jan 1925)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 14 Jan 1925, p. 4

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John Penfold, senior, Tapleytown's oldest citizen and a pioneer of Wentworth county, passed away on Monday afternoon at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. James Hildreth, Tapleytown, at the advanced age of 92 years. Deceased had been in failing health for some time, but had been seriously ill only two weeks. At the age of 20 years Mr. Penfold left the shores of England for this country, making the voyage in an old sailing vessel which took one month and 12 days. Arriving in New York he went to Albany, from where he proceeded to Niagara Falls, N.Y. Walking across the bridge at the Falls, he took the train to Hamilton. He secured a position at $90 a year working for a farmer. He later became his own master...In religion he was a Methodist, being a devout member of Tapleytown Methodist church. He married the daughter of James Lee, Mountain top, and out of this union were born seven sons and two daughters. His wife pre-deceased him in 1904, as did the eldest son, Stephen, who died in 1911, and his eldest daughter, Catharine, who passed away in 1905. Those surviving are Joseph and John, of Penfold Bros. feed store, John street south, Hamilton; Arthur, of Strabane; Enoch, of Hamilton; James, who lives on the homestead at Tapleytown; Awrey, of Grimsby; and Mrs. James Hildreth, of Tapleytown.

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14 Jan 1925
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12 Jan 1925
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Penfold, John (Died on 12 Jan 1925)