Beamsville Express - A connection with many of the old pioneer families of the Beamsville district, Norman Tufford, died in Portland, Oregon, about April 9 of this year. He was 73.
Born in Clinton Township, the son of John G. and Magdalene Tufford, Norman Tufford attended the Grobb School and finished his education at high school and business college in Hamilton. Shortly thereafter he went to the United States where he was engaged in business.
Mr. Tufford visited frequently here until about 1908, when he returned to the U.S.A. He had not been back here for some 40 years. For many years, it is understood, he was an official of the United States civil service and was hard at work in his position throughout the war years.
Funeral services were held in Portland and Mr. Tufford was buried there. He was a Mason, and full Masonic rites were conducted at his funeral. In religion, Mr. Tufford was a Baptist.
Not married, Mr. Tufford leaves two sisters and two brothers among his immediate relatives, and a host of cousins and other family connections in this district. Mrs. R.J. Moyer, Grimsby Beach, and Miss Delphia Tufford, Vineland, are sisters, and William Tufford, R.R. 2, Beamsville, and Frank Tufford, Fenwick, are brothers.