Grimsby Newspapers
Hewitt, Mrs. John (née MacIntosh) (Died on 11 May 1911)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 17 May 1911, p. 5

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The people of Grimsby, Beamsville, Winona and Hamilton and immediate vicinity were greatly surprised and shocked on Thursday afternoon, May 11, to learn of the sudden death in Chicago, of Mrs. John Hewitt, who had left Grimsby with her husband a few weeks ago enjoying her usual health, to spend a short time at her home in that city, expecting to return to Grimsby and spend the summer at Deer Park Farm...Mrs. Hewitt had attained the age of 56 years, but she had always enjoyed the very best of health up to about a month ago. Since that time she had complained of not feeling well. Her death was caused by a hemorrhage at the base of the brain, which threw her into unconsciousness and which caused her death two days later... It was decided to have the remains buried from her home at Deer Park Farm, Grimsby, and accordingly, Mr. Fred Irvine came on Friday morning to make arrangements for the funeral. The remains arrived on the afternoon express on Saturday, accompanied by her husband, Mr. John Hewitt; her sisters, Mrs. Wm. Irvine, Mrs. Wallace, her nephew, Mr. Scott Wallace, her niece, Mrs. B.F. Upham, also Mr. Upham, Mr. and Mrs. C. Wouters and Mr. E. Compton. Mrs. D.S. Wagner, another sister, was unable to be present on account of indisposition, her husband having died just three weeks ago. Mrs. Runyon, another sister, came on from Jersey City, N.J. A short private service for the immediate friends was held at the house in Chicago before leaving, by Rev. Herbert W. Gwyn, an old friend of the family and a son of Col. Gwyn of Dundas. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon from Deer Park Farm, where Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt had spent the summer each year for a great many years. It was from the cottage on this farm that Mr. Hewitt's father was buried and also his two sisters, the late Mrs. Carpenter, who met with an accidental death, by being thrown from her carriage at Grimsby Park corner about 23 years ago; and Mrs. H.W. Bridgeman, who died at the farm about five years ago. The attendance at the funeral was very large... [many names] A short service was held at the house and graveside by the Rev. J. Allan Ballard, rector of St. Andrew's Church, Grimsby. The pallbearers were all Grimsby gentlemen, with the exception of one, and were as follows: Dr. T. Woolverton, Mr. E.J. Woolverton, Mr. E.J. Palmer, A.G. Pettit, Mr. H.K. Griffith, all of Grimsby; and Mr. C. Wouters of Chicago... Mrs. John Hewitt was a daughter of the late Thos. L. MacIntosh, formerly director of the Brantford Expositor and for a number of years a resident of the City of Hamilton. Mrs. Hewitt was born in Hamilton and spent her early life there and in Chicago. She was born in 1855, being about 56 years old at the time of her death. She is survived by a loving husband, four sisters, Mrs. Runyon of Jersey City, N.J.; Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Wagner of Chicago and Mrs. Irvine of Grimsby and Chicago; and a large number of nephews and nieces , all of who are bowed in sorrow over the loss of one whom they could not but love and respect...

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17 May 1911
Date Of Event:
11 May 1911
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Hewitt, Mrs. John (née MacIntosh) (Died on 11 May 1911)