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Friday, September 28, 2012

Funeral Card Friday: Chester H. Williamson, Watford, Lambton Co., Ontario, 1910



"In Watford, on Monday, January 10th, 1910, 
CHESTER H.,
Eldest Son of
WILLIAM WILLIAMSON
in his twentieth year."

Funeral
The funeral will leave the family residence, 
Simcoe street, On Wednesday; January 12th, 
at 2 p.m./  Interment in the Watford
Cemetery.  Funeral Private."

Chester Harlan Williamson, son of William Williamson and Mary Elizabeth Patterson was born on the 9th of February, 1891 in Watford, Lambton County, Ontario and died there at age 20 of Bright's Disease1.  Chester had a younger brother, Wilbert Reginald Williamson, born Christmas Day 18932, and a sister Almeda Mae Williamson, born 24 February, 18993.

1899 was a sad year for the Williamson family.  First, on the third of April that year, Chester's mother passed away of pneumonia4.  Then, in September, six-month-old Almeda died of dysentry5.

I believe Chester's father remarried after his first wife died, as I also have funeral card for Elizabeth Ann Watterman, wife of William Williamson, who died in 1939 at the age of 70 in Watford. At the time of Elizabeth Ann's death, the family was still living on Simcoe Street.  If the name Watterman sounds familiar to you, I did post Showler Waterman's funeral card previously on this blog.  I believe Showler was Elizabeth Ann's father.



1 "Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDFZ-TP1 : accessed 20 Sep 2012), Chester Hanlan Williamson, 1910.
2 "Ontario Births, 1869-1912," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMW8-LV5 : accessed 20 Sep 2012), Wilbert Reginald Williamson, 1893.
3 Almeda Mae Williamson, Birth (24 Feb., 1899); “Ontario, Canada, Births, 1869-1913,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Sept., 2012), citing microfilm MS929, reel 146, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
4 Mary Elizabeth Williamson, Death Registration 013970 (3 Apr 1899); “Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Sep 2012), citing microfilm MS935, reel 92, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
5 Almeda Mae Williamson, Death Registration 013987 (13 Sep 1899); “Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Sep 2012), citing microfilm MS935, reel 92, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

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