Grimsby Newspapers
Woolverton, Algernon (Died on 4 Dec 1915)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 15 Dec 1915, p. 1,5

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Dr. Algernon Woolverton, one of the best known of this city's older medical practitioners, is dead, according to cable advices received from Italy today by the Mercantile Trust Co. The late Dr. Woolverton went to Italy two years ago in an effort to regain his health, which had been poor for several years. It was while returning from a trip to the Old Country some years ago that he was seized with a stroke, just as he was leaving the ship at Montreal. The cable states that death occurred in Florence, on December 4. Dr. Woolverton was a son of the late Dr. Woolverton of Grimsby, who was old United Empire Loyalist stock. He was educated at the university of Toronto, where he graduated in arts and medicine, and as a young man came to Hamilton, where for many years he practiced his profession. For a number of years he held the position of medical superintendent of the Federal Life Assurance Company, and was also a member of the local board of education. In this latter capacity he served the city faithfully and well and was considered one of the best men of his day on matters of education. He was also greatly interested in the public library, to the board of which he was elected as representative of the board of education in 1902. Three years later, he was elected chairman of the board, of which he was a member up to the time of his leaving the city. When a young man, Dr. Woolverton took an active interest in clean sport, having enjoyed the distinction of being one of the best cricketers in this country. He was also an able lawn bowler, and was a member of the Thistle Club. Deceased was twice married. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, the latter now residing in Boston, Mass. A brother, E.J. Woolverton, of Grimsby, one of the best known fruit growers of the district, also survives. Nothing relative to funeral arrangements has yet been announced.

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
15 Dec 1915
Date Of Event:
4 Dec 1915
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Woolverton, Algernon (Died on 4 Dec 1915)