A resident of Smithville for the last 51 years, Cecil Lounsbury died suddenly at his home Monday.
Born in South Grimsby Township in October of 1878, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lounsbury, he was a successful farmer there until he moved to Smithville in 1915, engaged in the flour and feed business until the present time. During this time he was for 10 years employed by the American Express Company.
He was an adherent of the Smithville United Church, a member of the cemetery board, and a member of the Coronation Lodge No. 502, A.F. and A.M.
Surviving are his widow, the former Elizabeth Ann Little, one son, Basil, of Smithville, and one daughter, Marjorie, at home; also five sisters, Mrs. Abisha Nelson of Smithville, Mrs. Samuel Zurbrigg of Loon Lake, Sask., Mrs. Arthur Irvine of Woodstock, and Mrs. William Southward and Mrs. Arthur Middaugh, both of Beamsville, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.