A life-long resident of Stoney Creek, a highly respected citizen and a widely known man died at Stoney Creek on Friday last, in the person of John G. Nash, in his 88th year.
Mr. Nash comes of a family tree whose roots have long since been embedded in Canadian soil. John Nash's father and grandfather lived in Canada, and it is nearly 200 years since the first Nash crossed over from New Jersey and took up residence under the British flag. Going back still further one finds that the Nashes came out with the Pilgrim Fathers over 300 years ago, and the three generations of Nashes that have lived on Canadian soil are an indication of the stock from which they have sprung.
John Nash married Jane McKay many years ago, and she died about 7 years ago. A son and daughter survive, the daughter, Miss Margaret Nash, living at home, and the son is Oliver Nash, a well-known fruit grower in Stoney Creek.
He is also survived by two brothers, William, of Stoney Creek, and Nathan, of California; and five sisters, Mrs. Utter, of Hamilton; Mrs. S. Beamer and Miss B. Nash, of California; Mrs. Freeman, of Saltfleet, and Mrs. K. Killman, Stoney Creek.