The death occurred this Thursday morning in Hamilton General Hospital of one of Grimsby's oldest and most highly regarded residents in the person of Nellie Randall, widow of the late James S. Randall, C.E., who for a number of years was assessor for Grimsby, and served as the first municipal clerk, when Grimsby village was incorporated in 1877.
Although in her 90th year, it was only until about a week ago, when she suffered injuries in a fall at her home which necessitated her removal to hospital, that the late Mrs. Randall was able to get about her home, having had the use of all her faculties.
Born in Clinton Township Dec. 5, 1848, she was a daughter of the late James Henry and Eliza Beamer. She had lived all her life in this district and during her younger life was engaged in school teaching, having taught at both Park and Hagar Public Schools in North Grimsby Township. In 1871 she was married to Mr. Randall, who at the time of the laying of the Hamilton, Grimsby and Beamsville Electric Railway was civil engineer in charge. She was an adherent of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Grimsby and in politics was a life long Liberal. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Edna Randall, a member of the Grimsby Post Office staff. Funeral service will take place from her late residence, 91 Main Street West, Grimsby, on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be made in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.