1921 Obituary


Edward Lightheart


from the Brampton Conserator newspaper of Nov 17, 1921



    The funeral of Edward Lightheart yesterday recalled the fact that this family is one of the first to settle in the northern part of Chinguacousy. The grandfather of the deceased, Daniel Lightheart, received a grant of land from the Crown as a U.E. Loyalist, the land being situated on 22 sideroad, at the corner of the second line east. Here Isaac Lightheart, father of the deceased, lived, and here 80 years ago his son, Edward, was born. At the age of twenty years, Edward married a bride of seventeen years, and had he survived until Sunday would have celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of the wedding. On reaching his thirtieth year, Edward went to the vicinity of Horning's Mill's, where he farmed for twenty years. Returning to Campbell's Cross, he worked at his trade as a mason for nine years, but left it to go back to Horning's Mill's and farming. Here he passed away, having enjoyed the best of health until about a year ago when he complained of rheumatism. The interment was made in Dixon's Cemetery. Rev. Mr. Black, Presbyterian minister of Horning's Mill's, conducting the service. The widow survives, also five sons, Henry and Jas., in the west, Herbert of Mulmur, Isaac of Horning's Mill's, Elmer, and two daughters, Mrs. Mathews, Shelburne, and Mrs. Shepton, Horning's Mill's. The only surviving member of a family of fourteen children is a brother, Reuben Lightheart, Snelgrove, 76 years of age.

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