Nonagenarian passes to her last reward - A link with the early days of Grimsby, before the hamlet was incorporated as a Village, was severed on Saturday afternoon last when Mrs. Peter Hoover passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.S. White, 35 Glendale Ave., Hamilton, in her 93rd year.
The nonagenarian lady was the daughter of the late James and Mrs. Bowman of Caistor Township and was born in Port Huron, Mich., August 1st, 1854, and moved with her parents when a little girl to Caistor. On October 6th, 1875, she was married to Andrew Hewson, who predeceased her on September 29th, 1915. Immediately after her marriage the happy couple moved to Grimsby where she resided until 1924 when she married Peter Hoover of Ridgeville, who predeceased her in December of 1946 at the age of 94 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Hewson raised a family of 8 children, five girls and three boys, one girl and two sons predeceasing her. For a great many years Mr. Hewson was a valued employee of the John H. Grout Implement Works and the family resided on Ontario Street.
Mrs. Hoover was a woman of quiet disposition who gave great attention to her home and her family, she readily made friends and was well liked by all with whom she came in contact. Her last public appearance in Grimsby was just a year ago when she attended the marriage of her granddaughter, Virginia Hewson, to Walter Hilts. At that time a group photograph of four generations was taken. Now that link is broken.
Surviving are her son, ex-Mayor Arthur Hewson of Grimsby; Mrs. J.S. (Clara) White, Hamilton; Mrs. F.L. (Bertha) Soper, St. Catharines; Mrs. William (Alice) Tobin, Buffalo; Mrs. Thomas (Ethel) Voight, Grimsby; one brother, Wm. Bowman, Grimsby Centre; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from the J.B. Marlatt Funeral Home, Hamilton, on Tuesday afternoon with interment being made in the family plot in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.