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WILLIAM NEIL BLUE

[Welland Telegraph, 7 November 1913]

The death took place in Welland on Monday night at the home of his son, Arthur Blue, of William N. Blue, aged 76 years. Mr. Blue has been in declining health for the past three months, and the end was due to a stroke of paralysis. He was born in Ballymanytown, Armagh, Ireland, and when fifteen years of age came to the New World to join his sister who was a resident of New York State. Two years later he went to Prince Edward county and in 1870 moved to Campbellford. Three years ago last September he moved to Toronto where he resided until the removal of his son to Welland last September. He was married when twenty-five years of age to Mary A. Carnrite of Northumberalnd, who survives him and is resident in Welland. Besides his son Arthur he leaves another son James of Campbellford and three daughters, Mrs. David Philip of Belleville, Mrs. John Peeling, Campbellford; Mrs. Wm. White, Seymour township. He was a member of the Church of England and a faithful member of the Orange Lodge. He was a veteran of the Fenian Raid for which his services were suitably recognized by the government. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, being conducted by the Rev. James Thompson, and interment in Doan’s ridge cemetery.

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