French, Melville Earle (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 27 Sep 1922, p. 4
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(Belleville Intelligence, Sept. 9th). In the passing of Melville Earle French which occurred this morning at the family residence, 120 Burnham street, a bright young life has been blotted out. Deceased was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. French, of this city, and was born in Sidney township. He was in his 21st year. After graduating from Bellville High School and Ontario Business College here, Melville took a position in the Canadian Bank of Commerce. He was transferred to Niagara-on-the-Lake at which place he was taken ill some time ago. All that medical aid could suggest proved unavailing to save his life. Deceased was in religion a Methodist. He was a deservedly popular young man and his demise has caused universal regret amongst his numerous friends. A sad feature of the young man's death is the fact that the father is confined to the house by illness. To the bereaved parents will be extended the heartfelt sympathy of many relatives and friends.

Note: Melville French was very well known in the Grimsby district as he was a member of the local Bank of Commerce staff for two months during the summer of 1921. The floral tributes at the funeral were many and numerous, among them being a spray of roses from Miss Greta Farrell; spray, Miss Doris Farrell and Miss Gladys Thornhill; spray, Roy and Wm. Farrell, all of Grimsby.

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Date of Publication
27 Sep 1922
Date Of Event
9 Sept 1922
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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French, Melville Earle (Died)