Grimsby Newspapers
Durham, William B. (Died on 8 June 1915)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 9 Jun 1915, p. 4,5

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Wm. B. Durham, one of South Grimsby's oldest farmers and one of the best known and most highly respected men of the Grimsby district, passed away at his home about three miles south of Grimsby, on Tuesday, June 8, 1915. The late W.B. Durham was born in the township of Clinton, near Beamsville, over 71 years ago and was a son of the late Conrad Durham. When only a boy, he moved with his parents and settled on a farm in South Grimsby just across the road from the farm upon which he afterwards lived for 51 years and where he died. Fifty-one years ago he was married to Miss Jane Buck and immediately moved onto the farm on the east side of the stone road, which he has occupied ever since. His wife predeceased him about two years. W.B. Durham was an energetic and prosperous farmer and, being a first class businessman and a competent mechanic, he was appointed many years ago as general agent and demonstrator for the Sawyer-Massey traction engine and other machinery. For many years he had charge of the motive power for the Sawyer-Massey Company at the Machinery Hall of the exhibition grounds, Toronto. He had travelled extensively over the Province, working in the interests of the Sawyer-Massey Company and had become acquainted with a large circle of farmers and businessmen. After retiring from active work, he and Mrs. Durham resided in Grimsby with their son-in-law, Mr. J.H.D. Walker, for a number of years. While he was following his evocation as agent for the Sawyer-Massey Company, his home farm was managed by one of his sons-in-law, Mr. Jos. S. Secor. Several years ago he erected on his farm a very fine brick residence and his barns and other buildings were amongst the finest in the township. He is survived by one brother, Mr. M. Durham, of Grimsby; one sister, Mrs. Chas. Cole, of Hamilton; two daughters, Mrs. Jos. S. Secor, of South Grimsby and Mrs. J.H.D. Walker, Grimsby. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon, June 11. Friends will meet at the house at 1:30 p.m. Services to be conducted in St. Andrew's Church, Grimsby. Interment will take place in the family plot in St. Andrew's cemetery.

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
9 Jun 1915
Date Of Event:
8 June 1915
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Durham, William B. (Died on 8 June 1915)