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[The Welland-Port Colborne Evening Tribune, 22 December 1938]

A respected resident of Welland for the past 43 years, Mrs. Mary Agnes Wilson, wife of William James Wilson, 29 Church street east, passed away at her home yesterday in her 63rd year.

Deceased was born in Chatham, where she  received her early education. She also attended Toronto Normal school. She married in 1895 and in the same year took up residence in Welland. She was a member of Esther chapter, No. 2, O.E.S., Hamilton, and took an active part in fraternal affairs until recent years. Deceased was a Methodist in faith.

Mrs. Wilson leaves to mourn her husband; four sons, Thomas of Niagara Falls, and William, Norman and Ardell of Welland; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Newton, Buffalo, and Miss Madeline Wilson, Niagara Falls; one brother, George Ghant, St. Thomas, and one sister Mrs. Annie Mills, Detroit.

The remains are resting at Sutherland’s Funeral Home, 152 Hellems avenue, whence the funeral will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon to Woodlawn cemetery.

Died: 21 December 1938



Former Welland Sanitary Inspector and Veterinarian Was In 70th Year

[The Welland-Port Colborne Evening Tribune, 4 April 1938]

Welland sanitary inspector for five years previous to his registration, due to ill health last year, and also holder of that office for a number of years about a quarter of a century ago. Dr. Frederick G. Hutton, 69, passed away at his home, 58 Division street, yesterday. He had been in ill health for a period of four years but had been able to go about his duties until seven weeks ago.

In addition to being a veterinarian, Dr. Hutton was recognized as an authority on agricultural matters, having made a study of scientific farming. He operated a farm on River road as a hobby from 1910 until forced to give it up several years ago on account of his health. He took particular interest in registered grain and pure-bred Yorkshire hogs.

His position as a veterinarian brought him into contact with farmers from all parts of Welland county, and he did much for the advancement of agriculture in the country.

Dr. Hutton was born in Caister township, and was the son of William and Rachel Hutton of St. Catharines where he received his early education. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College and practiced in Welland since that time, a full half century. He was a past president of the Ontario Veterinary Association and also held other offices in the organization.

Left to mourn are his widow, Mrs. Sarah (Gaiser) Hutton; a daughter, Miss Laura Hutton; a sister, Miss Mary Hutton of St. Catharines.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the late residence and interment will be at Fonthill cemetery.

Died: 3 April 1938