Mr. Henry E. Russ, a lifelong resident of this vicinity, passed away at his home, Grimsby East, on Saturday evening, May 10, at the age of 66 years, after a lingering illness of several months.
The late Mr. Russ was born in Smithville, on April 14th, 1858, and was the son of the late William Russ, of Smithville and North Grimsby, his mother being a daughter of the late Squire Smith.
The grandfather of the deceased, the late Ezekiel Russ, was a pioneer United Empire Loyalist, coming from New Jersey in 1802 and settling on a farm south of the Thirty Mountain. There the late William Russ and other members of the Russ family were born.
The deceased came to Grimsby in early life and followed the trade of carpenter.
In 1882 he moved to North Grimsby where he resided many years. He acted as salesman for many years,travelling in different parts of the province. For the past 3 years he has resided in Grimsby East.
In 1878 he married Mary Jackson, daughter of the late John Jackson, of Leamington, Ont.
He is survived by one brother, the Rev. J.E.Russ, of Harrow, Ont.; his wife, two sons, Frank E., of Grimsby and Charlie of Niagara Falls, Ont., and one daughter, Mrs. Roland Phillips, of Buffalo.
The deceased gentleman was a member of Grimsby Lodge A.F. & A.M., having been made a Mason on April 1st, 1882. He was also a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters. In religion he was a lifelong Methodist and in politics a staunch Liberal.
The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended by relatives and friends. Services were conducted by the Rev. F.A. Hawke of Kansas City, Kansas. Interment took place in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.