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[Welland Tribune, 7 September 1888]

S.S. Hagar, Esq., who passed peacefully to rest at his home in Welland on Tuesday, was born in Thorold Township in 1811, of U.E. Loyalist parentage. In 1845, Mr. Hagar entered in the lumber trade and built a saw mill in Wainfleet, of which township he was a leading resident and until his removal to the town of Welland. Under the old regime he was for many years superintendent of public schools for Wainfleet, and was also clerk of the division court for that township. For upwards of thirty years past, he has been on the commission of the peace for the county of Welland. In 1839 he married Jane Eliza, daughter of the late Charles Fell, who survives him, as also do two daughters, Mrs. E.A.C. Pew of Welland and Mrs. C.C. Millard of East Saginaw, Michigan. In religion Mr. Hagar was a Methodist, and he was also for many years prominently identified with temperance work. Of an affable and courteous disposition, he was liked as well as respected and esteemed by all with whom he came in contact.

The funeral took place yesterday (Thursday) afternoon from the residence of Mr. E.A.C. Pew to the Fonthill cemetery. It was largely attended. A number of relatives from a distance including Mrs. Millard of East Saginaw, Michigan and Mr. J. B. Burns of Warren, Pennsylvania, daughter and grandson, respectively, of deceased were present. The floral offerings included a sickle and sheaf of wheat with the word “Father.” Rev. Geo. Clarke, formerly of Welland, now of Milton, conducted the service. He preached an impressive sermon from Job 14c, 14 v, “If a man die, shall he live again.” The pall bearers were Messrs. O.H. Round, T. Teskey, Jno. Kelly, L.D. Raymond, I.P. Willson and Chas Carter.

  1. On 25 February 2018, Anna Kuhar Said,

    does anyone know where he was living when he passed away?

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