Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for William E. Boughner, prominent fruit grower and Clinton Township official, whose sudden passing came as a shock to a host of friends and acquaintances in the Beamsville-Clinton area, in which the deceased has lived his entire life span of 69 years.
Born in Clinton Township, William Boughner has always been connected with fruit growing, and was also an authority on cattle raising, serving as a government judge of cattle at fall fairs for a great number of years. He has rendered much service to the Clinton Agricultural Society, of which he has long been associated, and a past president.
Perhaps the work for which he has been most noted, was the capable fashion with which he filled the office of Treasurer of Clinton Township, which office he has filled for a great many years. He was also a member of the Clinton Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
A devout member of the Baptist Church, he was a Deacon of this church, and was also Communion secretary.
He is survived by his wife, the former Isabelle Durham, one daughter, Annie, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Margaret Durham, Grimsby.
Impressive funeral services were held from the J.W. Buck Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. H. Wright, a former pastor of the First Baptist Church, and the present pastor, Rev. F. Baldson, conducted the service.
Casket bearers were Harold Freure, William Tufford, Carmon Cosby, Charles Martin, George Gibson and Peter Robertson.
Interment was made in Mount Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville.