Oliver S. Teft, a resident of Clinton Township in the Beamsville area for over 30 years, passed away at his home Monday afternoon following a lengthy illness. He was in his 82nd year.
Deceased was born in Caistor Township and was a veteran of two wars, the Spanish American War and World War I. When he first came to Beamsville he operated a fish store in what is now the Hydro office at the corner of King and Mountain Streets. Later he became mail courier on the lengthy Route 1, which takes in that area east of Beamsville to Cherry Avenue, near Vineland, and north to the lake. He was the first mail carrier on a newly established Route 3.
Survived by his widow, the former Beatrice Hemingway, three daughters left to mourn his loss: Mrs. Edward Hand and Mrs. Oliver Shaw, both of Grimsby, and Mrs. Ernest Pilon, Detroit, Mich.; three sons, Jack, of Detroit, Lloyd, at home, and Sam, of Pudsey, Eng.; also a sister, Miss Clara Teft, of Tillsonburg, and two brothers, John of Dunnville and Ellis, of Niagara Falls, Ontario. Ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held yesterday from the J.W. Buck & Son Funeral Home, Beamsville. Burial was made in Queen's Lawn Cemetery, Beamsville [sic]