Sunday, February 21

Obituary: Mrs. Thomas Hodgins, 1903

From the Ottawa Citizen, Thursday 12 November 1903, p. 9:

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      Carp, Nov. 6 -- Mrs. Thomas Hodgins, relict of the late Thomas Hodgins, of the 10th line, Fitzroy, died at her residence on Wednesday, Nov. 5th.  She was one of the oldest residents of the township, being in her 86th year.  Her husband, one of the pioneer and respected farmers of the township, died five years ago.  The late Mrs. Hodgins, whose maiden name was Hodgins, came to Canada in 1834, with family, and resided at Prescott until 1837 when with other members of the family she moved to Fitzroy where she afterwards met Thomas Hodgins and became his wife in 1839.  They settled on the farm where she died.  She leaves four sons, Michael, of Stittsville, Benjamin, of Huntley, Richard of Fitzroy, and William George, on the homestead and two daughters, Mrs. John Lewis, of Hintonburg, and Mrs. George Hamilton, of Fitzroy Harbor. [sic]  The funeral on Friday which was very large, proceeded to the Methodist church at Diamond where Rev. Mr. Pimlott, the pastor, preached an eloquent sermon.  Interment took place in the church yard adjoining.  Amongst the chief mourners were three sons and Dr. Wesley Groves, Quyon, P.Q., and Dr. Geo. H. Groves, Carp, nephews of the deceased.  One son, Benjamin Hodgins, who had taken care of his mother since his father died, was unable to be present owing to a most serious illness.

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