Obituary Eliza McBurney Charters, died Kinloss Township September 1916
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Obituary Eliza McBurney Charters, died Kinloss Township September 1916

Wingham Advance, 28 Sept. 1916, p. 8, cols. 3 & 6

Eliza McBurney. There passed away at her home in Kinloss township on Sunday, Sept. 24th, Eliza McBurney, relict of the late John Charters, in her 85th year. Deceased was born in County Down, Ireland, and came to Canada sixty three years ago [1853]. She was married to John Charters in Dundas and they journeyed to Kinloss and hewed a home in the bush on the farm on which she died. Mr. Charters died about twenty years ago. Their union was blessed with eleven children, ten of whom survive, viz., John, Samuel, Joseph, William, Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Longman, all of Montana; Mrs. McBurney in Alberta; Mrs. John Campbell of Whitechurch; and Mrs. John Walters of Culross.

Deceased was a devout Christian and a member of Whitechurch Presbyterian church. Rev. Mr. Little of St. Helens conducted the funeral services on Tuesday afternoon. Interment was made in the Wingham cemetery.

p. 8, c. 6. Whitechurch. An old resident of Kinloss passed away on Sunday evening, Sept. 24th, in the person of Mrs. John Charters. Deceased took a stroke of paralysis several months ago from which she never recovered. Mrs. Charters' maiden name was Eliza McBurney, and she was born in Ireland over eighty years ago. She is survived by ten children: John and Mrs. Jos. McBurney of British Columbia; Samuel, Joseph, William, Mrs. Scott and Mrs. George Longman of Montana; Mrs. John Walters of Culross; Mrs. John Campbell of Whitechurch and Richard at home. The funeral was held on Tuesday to Wingham cemetery.

Signal Star Goderich, 5 Oct. 1916, p. 7, c. 3.

Eliza McBurney, widow of the late John Charters, died at her home in Kinloss township on Sunday, September 24th, in her eighty-fifth year. She was born in Ireland and coming to Canada when a young woman she was married to Mr. Charters at Dundas. She and her husband then became pioneer residents of Kinloss township. Mr. Charters died about twelve years ago.

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