Still enjoying fairly good health, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Jarvis on Saturday passed her 89th milestone at the home of her son, Albert Jarvis, when many friends called during the day. She was the recipient of many bouquets, gifts and best wishes from her friends.
Born at Rochester, England on June 6th, 1847, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Lampard and came to Canada some 35 years ago, settling at Stoney Creek. For almost 20 years she resided in Hamilton and is now living with her son at Grimsby.
There are 3 sons and 2 daughters: Hugh Alfred, Saint John, N.B.; Albert, Grimsby, and William Henry, Montreal; Mrs. William Clark, Hamilton and Mrs. M. Richardson, Toronto.
It is interesting to note that Mrs. Jarvis was well acquainted with the famous Charles Dickens, whose home was near her own. In her younger days she was a tailoress and recalls that, while employed by a tailor named Cobb, she made many articles of clothing for Dickens, he being a frequent caller at the shop. Her father by trade was a decorator and did much of the interior decorating at the home of Dickens.