A well known resident of Grimsby, where she had spent a greater portion of her life, Mrs. Katherine Maude Alexander, Grout, widow of Kenneth Nelles Grout, passed away at the home of her son, K. Alexander Grout, Hamilton, on Monday, April 5th, after a lingering illness.
Deceased was born in Stoney Creek, the youngest daughter of Rev. James Lynne Alexander and Emilia Nelles, and was a granddaughter of the late Colonel Robert Nelles, United Empire Loyalist and pioneer of this district. She was a sister of the late George Alexander, for many years Town Auditor and Dr. R.A. Alexander, a practicing physician in this district for over half a century. She was in her 74th year. Her husband predeceased her last year.
The late Mrs. Grout was a devout member of St. Andrew's Church, and for a number of years in the late eighties and early nineties was organist of St. Andrew's.
Surviving are three sons, Harold L. of Cayuga; K. Alexander, Hamilton and J. Arthur, Toronto.
The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, services being held in St. Andrew's Church, with Rev. J. Allan Ballard conducting, assisted by Rev. Higginson of Woodburn. Interment in St. Andrew's Cemetery.
Pallbearers were the three sons, Harold L., K. Alexander and J. Arthur Grout; Nelles Rutherford, Lloyd Theal and H.C.C. Johnson.