A Resident of Grimsby for over half a century
Grimsby Independent, 16 Dec 1914, p. 1
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Date of Publication
16 Dec 1914
Date Of Event
11 Dec 1914
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Homan, C.C.
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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The sudden death of Mr. C.C. Homan on Friday evening last was a great shock to his large circle of friends - 76 years old - The deceased gentleman was one of this district's finest citizens, and he will be greatly missed - married 55 years. The village of Grimsby and vicinity lost one of its oldest and most highly respected citizens last Friday evening when Mr. C.C. Homan, an almost lifelong resident of this locality, passed away very suddenly at his home on Robinson St. North, in his 76th year. Mr. C.C. Homan was enjoying the best of health up until he stopped work at 5 o'clock on Friday evening; a few moments after reaching home, he was dead. Heart failure is supposed to have been the trouble. The late Mr. C.C. Homan spent almost his entire life in Grimsby and vicinity. In early life he followed the vocation of carriage builder and had a shop west of the village. Later he was appointed caretaker of Grimsby Park and 30 years ago, the names of Noah Phelps, B.C. Fairfield, Rev. Manley Denson and C.C. Homan were household words in all this part of the country, as they were the big figures at Grimsby Park. After many years' service at the Park, Mr. Homan purchased a fine piece of land east of the Park, north of the G.T.R. station. Upon it he built a fine residence and planted the farm to fruit. The rise in the price of real estate made Mr. Homan a comparatively well off man and he sold his property for a splendid price. This property has since changed hands several times and is now owned by Mr. Beverley Book. Upon giving up fruit farming, Mr. Homan moved with his family into the village of Grimsby and has resided on Robinson St. ever since...The deceased was a native of New York State and lived there until he was about 20 years of age, when he married Miss Lucy Spear of New Jersey in 1859, and they have enjoyed married life together for over 55 years and his wife survives him. They came to Canada almost in their boyhood and girlhood, as they were very little over 20 years of age when they left the United States and came to Hamilton, where they resided one year. They then came to Grimsby where they have lived over half a century. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, Dec. 14 at 2:30. Service was held at the house and graveside by Rev. Dr. Ross, of the Methodist Church. The interment took place at Queen's Lawn Cemetery. There was a large attendance of lifelong friends and neighbors. The deceased gentleman is survived by his wife, one son, Mr. W.S. Homan of the Immigration Department, Niagara Falls, Ont., and two daughters, Mrs. Jones, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Sherman, Milton, Ont.

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A Resident of Grimsby for over half a century