A prominent figure for many years in the activities of the township of North Grimsby passed on Saturday, Feb. 24, 1923, in the person of Beverly Book in his 82nd year, after an illness of several months' duration. Mr. Book was born on the old Book homestead on the lake shore in October 1841, where he lived for over 70 years. He was the son of John Book and Hannah Sophia Terryberry. In 1913 he sold his big farm to Hunter Bros., and bought the C.C. Homan fruit farm, which had originally been part of the William Book farm. Here he lived for 8 years when he sold, and bought a home in Grimsby town. But the lure of the fruit farm and the neighbourhood induced him a year later to buy the Archie Poole property also originally part of the Book property, that of Jacob Book. Beverly Book had always taken an active part in politics and was a staunch Conservative; was prominent also in municipal affairs and school work. For 38 years he had acted a trustee and as secretary-treasurer of the S.S. No. 1 (Park School) but when he wished to resign the trustees persuaded him to make his tenure of office the even 40 years - from 1870 to 1910. He was a veteran of the Fenian Raid, being a sergeant in the company of his uncle, Capt. George Book. In 1888 and 1889 he was elected to the municipal council of North Grimsby and in 1894, when North Grimsby got a deputy reeve for the first time, Mr. Book was chosen by the ratepayers, as he was again in 1897. For the next 4 years, 1898, 1899, 1900 and 1901, he occupied the reeve's chair and has always since taken a keen interest. Some 7 years ago when the post office at Grimsby East was opened, Mr. Book was appointed postmaster, which position he held at the time of his death, though practically from the first the work had been deputized. He was also one of the original members of the A.O.U.W. Surviving are his wife, one son, William B. Book. of Hamilton, and a daughter, Mrs. (Iona) Chris Haist, of Syracuse, N.Y., by his first marriage, and a daughter, Reitta, of the present union, at home. The funeral took place on Monday, Feb. 26, from his late home, Main Street and Park Road, to Queen's Lawn Cemetery, the Rev. L.H. Currie conducting the services. The pallbearers were six nephews: Mahlon I., Melvin B., Fred, Charles and Milton Tufford, of Beamsville, and William Innis of Hamilton.