A highly esteemed resident, beloved for her benevolence, Elizabeth Harris, wife of John Jess, 80 Chatham Street, passed away Thursday morning at the home of her son, Provincial Constable Edward L. Jess, in her 65th year, after a lingering illness.
The late Mrs. Jess was born in Wallingford, Berks, England, on October 16, 1869, and came to Canada 46 years ago, since when she has resided in Hamilton practically all the time.
She was a member of Calvary United Church, was noted for her kindness and benevolence. She will be greatly missed by a very wide circle of friends.
She came of a family with military traditions, one brother killed in the South African war, and all others have served in the Great War.
She was married in Christ Church cathedral 43 years ago. Two months ago, owing to her illness, she was taken to the home of her son in Stoney Creek.
Left to mourn her loss besides her husband are: five sons and one daughter, Edward L., Stoney Creek; Arthur J., John N., Thomas C., William H., all of Hamilton, and Dorothy Elizabeth, at Stoney Creek; one sister, Mrs. Walter Philcox, and two brothers, William and Fred Harris, all in England.
The funeral service was held at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.