Another of North Grimsby's native sons passed away on Friday morning in the person of Oscar William Beamer, in his 75th year.
His passing came with startling suddenness. As was his custom on Friday morning he awoke the members of the household and his son upon returning from milking went to his father's room to see what was keeping him from breakfast, and found him there dead. It is thought that death was due to a stroke.
The deceased had resided on the farm on North Grimsby all his life and was widely known throughout the district. His neighborly acts brought him in close touch with many.
On Sunday afternoon hundreds of farmers and townspeople gathered at the old homestead to pay their last respects to a neighbour and friend.
The late Mr. Beamer was the son of the late John Beamer, who was also born in North Grimsby township, and Anne Franks, who was born in Clinton Township. The family is one of the oldest in this district. The deceased had followed the occupation of farming all his life. In religion he was a Presbyterian, and in politics he was a Liberal. Surviving are two sons, Robert and Herbert, both of North Grimsby.
Rev. H.S. Graham, minister of St. John's Presbyterian Church, conducted the funeral service at the house and graveside and the following were the pallbearers: Arthur, Aubrey and Stewart Walker, Murray Beamer, Judd Merritt and Deputy Reeve J.E. Lawson.