Grimsby Newspapers
Oakley, Sylvester (Birthday on 31 Aug 1921)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 7 Sep 1921, p. 4

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On Wednesday last, August 31st, Mr. Sylvester Oakley, Grimsby's oldest citizen, celebrated his 88th birthday, having been born on August 31, 1833. On that same date, Toronto daily papers felicitated Toronto's famous Police Magistrate, Col George E. Dennison, on having attained his 82nd birthday. Mr. Oakley came to Grimsby as a lad 14 years old, and has resided here ever since. During his first half century of residence here he worked for but three different men. First: for 7 years with the late George VanDyke where he learned his trade as a blacksmith; then for 8 years in the stone quarries, and then for 35 years for the late John H. Grout. Mr. Oakley is still hale and hearty and takes a great interest in all the activities of the town and the province. He walks many miles every day and his faculties are all as sharp and bright as they were 40 years ago. Congratulations.

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7 Sep 1921
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31 Aug 1921
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Oakley, Sylvester (Birthday on 31 Aug 1921)