December 3rd, 1924


December 3, 1924



The many friends of Mrs. William E. Skinner will learn with regret of her demise which occurred at her home, South Berwick, on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Skinner had been an invalid for many years, but had born her sufferings with true christian patience. She was a devoted wife and mother, and was highly esteemed by all who know her.

Mrs. Skinner, whose maiden name was Welch, was born at Lincoln, Mass., in 1861. In 1886, at South Framingham, Mass., she became the wife of William E. Skinner, and soon after came to live at South Berwick, where all her married life was spent.

She is survived by her husband, William E. Skinner; two daughters, Mrs. C. R. Lovering of South Berwick, and Miss Nellie Skinner at home; one son; Louis R. Skinner, of the Montreal High School staff; an adopted son, Leslie R. Skinner; one sister, Mrs. T. J. Keegan of Roxbury, Mass., and one brother, Mr. John Welch of Lexington, Mass.

The son, Louis, of Montreal, arrived home on Monday, and was present at the funeral which was held at the home at 2.30 on Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. A. R. Reynolds, pastor of the Berwick United Church, conducted the service at the house and at the grave.

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At Garland, Kings County, Nov. 18th, Mrs. John Sweeney, after a brief illness passed to her eternal reward. Mrs. Sweeney was stricken with pneumonia while nursing her son, who only recently had been brought home from Hants County, where he had been employed during the summer months. The deceased was a daughter of the late Albert Lutz, who predeceased her by only a few days. As a mother she was most ambitious for her children, and truly gave her life for them. As a neighbor she was always ready to go to the assistance of anyone in need and will long be missed in the community. The grief-stricken family have the sympathy of the entire countryside who gathered in large numbers to attend the funeral services in the Burlington church.