William Astle, one of the two remaining original stonecutters at the old Senator Gibson Quarry, now the Beamsville Quarry, died on Wednesday evening, Feb. 15th, at his farm home, King Street E., Beamsville, after several weeks' illness.
Born at Metis Beach, Que., 81 years ago, he came to Beamsville 60 years ago. In 1907, he bought the fruit farm on King Street E., where he lived until the time of his death.
Mr. Astle was a member of Trinity United Church and Ivy Lodge. He wife, the former Harriet Beaton, died 10 years ago. Surviving are one son, Harry, of Grimsby; two daughters, Mrs. Irvin Babcock of Beamsville, and Mrs. Bernard Babcock, of Fenwick; and four sisters, Mrs. John Bixby, Mrs. M. Boddington and Miss Mary Astle, all of Little Compton, R.I., and Mrs. Arthur Read, of Fall River, Mass.
Services were held at the J.W. Buck and Son Funeral Home on Friday afternoon with interment in Mount Osborne Cemetery.