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Death of Mrs. Giles


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One of the oldest residents of Trafalgar passed away on Wednesday, when Mrs. Thos. Giles died at the home of her son-in-law, Samuel McLean of Postville. She had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. McLean, for a number of years. Her husband had predeceased her some six years. Mrs. Giles spent most of her life in the Merton district on the farm now owned by Wm. Giles. She had lived a quiet life, intensely devoted to the welfare and comfort of her family. Two children are left to mourn her death. These are Mrs. S. McLean, of Postville and Wm. Giles, of Merton. Interment in Palermo cemetery.


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Notice of passing of Mrs. Thomas Giles, a resident of Trafalgar.
Children: Mary Jane Giles (spouse George H Andrews), Martha Elizabeth Giles, William Thomas Giles (spouse Janet Hallett), Albert James Giles, John Edward Giles, Emma Emily Lavina Giles (spouse Samuel McLean). Death of Mrs. Giles. One of the oldest residents of Trafalgar passed away on Wednesday, when Mrs. Thos. Giles died at the home of her son-in-law, Samuel McLean of Postville. She had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. McLean, for a number of years. Her husband had predeceased her some six years. Mrs. Giles spent most of her life in the Merton district on the farm now owned by Wm. Giles. She had lived a quiet life, intensely devoted to the welfare and comfort of her family. Two children are left to mourn her death. These are Mrs. S. McLean, of Postville and Wm. Giles, of Merton. Interment in Palermo cemetery.
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The Merton area (Lots 26-35 2SDS Trafalgar) was settled as early as 1810. The first settlers were David Utter, Joseph Smith, William Bates, Cornelius Tipps and Henry Cale. The community adopted the name "Merton" when the post office opened in 1852. The name was likely chosen to commemorate the battle of Trafalgar and Lord Nelson as other local villages had chosen Bronte and Palermo. The post office remained open until 1917 when it was replaced by rural mail service from Bronte.

Merton boundaries were present day Burloak Drive to 3rd Line, the railway tracks near Lake Ontario north to Upper Middle Road. The intersection of Bronte Road (originally called Station Road) and the Queen Elizabeth Way (formerly Lower Middle Road) was the centre of the Merton area.
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Death of Mrs. Giles

One of the oldest residents of Trafalgar passed away on Wednesday, when Mrs. Thos. Giles died at the home of her son-in-law, Samuel McLean of Postville. She had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. McLean, for a number of years. Her husband had predeceased her some six years.
Mrs. Giles spent most of her life in the Merton district on the farm now owned by Wm. Giles. She had lived a quiet life, intensely devoted to the welfare and comfort of her family.
Two children are left to mourn her death. These are Mrs. S. McLean, of Postville and Wm. Giles, of Merton.
The funeral takes place this afternoon with interment in Palermo cemetery.
Date Of Event:
April 28, 1915
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Birth: Oct. 19, 1835, Ontario, Canada. Death: Apr. 28, 1915, Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
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OIKW0166
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4132123569319 Longitude: -79.7410446240234
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Death of Mrs. Giles


Notice of passing of Mrs. Thomas Giles, a resident of Trafalgar.
Children: Mary Jane Giles (spouse George H Andrews), Martha Elizabeth Giles, William Thomas Giles (spouse Janet Hallett), Albert James Giles, John Edward Giles, Emma Emily Lavina Giles (spouse Samuel McLean). Death of Mrs. Giles. One of the oldest residents of Trafalgar passed away on Wednesday, when Mrs. Thos. Giles died at the home of her son-in-law, Samuel McLean of Postville. She had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. McLean, for a number of years. Her husband had predeceased her some six years. Mrs. Giles spent most of her life in the Merton district on the farm now owned by Wm. Giles. She had lived a quiet life, intensely devoted to the welfare and comfort of her family. Two children are left to mourn her death. These are Mrs. S. McLean, of Postville and Wm. Giles, of Merton. Interment in Palermo cemetery.