Grimsby Newspapers
Grimsby loses another outstanding citizen
Grimsby Independent, 22 Jan 1936, p. 1,5

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22 Jan 1936
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22 Jan 1936
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Farrell, Henry H.
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Citizens of this district were greatly shocked at noon on Wednesday, January 22nd, to hear of the death at his home on Main Street west of Henry H. Farrell, senior member of the basket manufacturing firm of H.H. Farrell and Sons. Deceased who was in his 70th year had been ill for the past week but right up until Tuesday hopes had been held out by his family that he would survive the severe attack of lobular pneumonia with which he had been stricken as he was making a gallant fight and everything that medical skill could do was being rendered. In the death of H.H. Farrell the town and district had lost one of its most prominent and colorful figures. For over half a century he had been an active participant in the mercantile, agricultural, industrial and sporting life of the peninsula, and right up until ten days ago was actively engaged in the operation of his business interests....Besides his widow he leaves to mourn his loss, one brother, ex-Mayor Charles T. Farrell; four daughters, Mrs. J.B. Marlatt, Hamilton; Mrs. Arthur M. Morrow, Windsor; Mrs. Lloyd Telfer, Toronto and Mrs. W.H. Kelterborne of Grimsby; six sons, Charles A., William J., Roy and Horace of Grimsby, Reginald of Jordan and Douglas of Sarnia. The funeral will be held from his late residence 96 Main Street west on Friday afternoon, January 24th. Service at the home at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Queen's Lawn cemetery.

He was born in Grimsby in the troublous Fenian Raid month of June, 1866, the eldest son of the late John C. Farrell and Jane Game, pioneer residents of Grimsby Township. In 1885 he married Miss Etta Gilmore of Grimsby and the 50th anniversary of this happy event was celebrated last December 7th. At an early age he showed an aptitude for business and when still in his young twenties set up in the baking business for himself, his shop being on the property now occupied by Dr. Vance R. Farrell on Depot Street, which he ran for some time and then expanded by the purchase of the other bake shop in the village, the one now operated by A. Jarvis. After building these businesses up into successful going concerns he disposed of them and entered the employ of the late J.W. VanDyke who was then at the zenith of his career. He remained with Mr. VanDyke for several years... [He] purchased the large fruit and grain farm of the late W.F. Whittaker at the lake on Paton Street, which he operated successfully for some years and then disposed of it. His next business venture was at Vineland where he conducted a large general store which he disposed of and returned to Grimsby to enter into partnership with ex-Mayor A.E. Hewson in the manufacturing of baskets and other fruit containers. Their first small factory was erected on the property where the present large plant of H.H. Farrell & Sons now stands. This partnership terminated about 15 years ago with Mr. Farrell taking his sons into the business and Mr. Hewson starting up his present concern...

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Grimsby loses another outstanding citizen