James Albert Emerson died Monday after a brief illness at the home of his son, Albert, Caledonia.
Born in York, Ontario, in 1872, he married Ethel Jane Moore 57 years ago. They lived in Canfield for about a year where he was employed by the Grand Trunk Railway later the Canadian National Railway, and then moved to Stratford for 9 years where he was a section foreman. They later settled in Cooks Station until his retirement in 1937, when they moved to Caledonia.
A member of St. John's Anglican Church, in York, and the Masonic Lodge, No. 185, A.F. and A.M., in York, he was also a member of the Royal Arch Chapter, No. 236, in Caledonia.
Predeceased by his wife 17 years ago, and by one son, John, 47 years ago, Mr. Emerson leaves five daughters, Mrs. Wilfred Secord (Clara) of Thamesville, Ont.; Mrs. Clay Boswell (Ella) of WallaWalla, Washington; Mrs. Fred Brown (Annie) of Onondaga; Mrs. Thomas Lawrence (Jean) of Caledonia; Mrs. Edmund Stark (Madellaine) of Hagersville; four sons, Harold, of Buffalo; Albert and Ross, both of Caledonia, and Cameron, of Grimsby; two brothers, John of Toronto, and Herbert, of Cayuga; one sister, Mrs. May Hannah, of Blackheath, Ontario; 37 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.