Hilts, Joseph Doran (Died on 2 July 1952)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 3 Jul 1952, p. 7

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A resident of Merritton for 53 years, Joseph Doran Hilts passed away yesterday afternoon at the St. Catharines General Hospital following a lengthy illness.

The popular citizen had been a former reeve of the town, and a member of the Town Council. He was also a member of Adanac Lodge No. 614, A.F. & A.M., and Livingstone Lodge, No. 130, I.O.O.F., and a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters. He was also a faithful member of Elm Street United Church.

The deceased was born in Caistor Township and was the last surviving member of a family of ten. His wife, Annie Rose Hilts, predeceased him in 1932. He leaves to mourn his passing, one daughter, Mrs. Frank Greve (Evelyn), at home.

Note: The late "Joe" Hilts in his youth left Caistor and came to Grimsby and learned his trade as a blacksmith under the late James Perry in the old "Red Blacksmith Shop" that then stood just about where the driveway is now between Current and Betzner's and the Bank of Commerce. After serving his apprenticeship he moved to Merritton and for many years successfully carried on his trade of blacksmith. There are several nieces and nephews of the deceased gentleman still residing in Grimsby and Vicinity. Ed.

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Hilts, Joseph Doran (Died on 2 July 1952)