Obituary Samuel McBurney, died Wingham November 1904
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Obituary Samuel McBurney, died Wingham November 1904

10 November 1904, Wingham Times, p. 1, col. 6; p. 8, col. 4.

Mr. Samuel McBurney, one of the pioneers of this section passed away at his home on Francis Street, on Tuesday evening, after a lengthy illness, aged 77 years. Deceased was born in County Down, Ireland, and came to this country forty-five years ago, settling on lot 32, concession 11, East Wawanosh, which he converted into an excellent farm, it being nearly all bush when he settled on it. Mr. McBurney was a hard working man and was highly respected by his large circle of friends.

Ten years ago last June, deceased was stricken with paralysis, and shortly after partially recovering , he purchased his home and moved to Wingham. For a number of years he was able to move about the streets, but for some months he has been confined to the house.

In religion, Mr. McBurney was a Presbyterian and in politics a Conservative. Some forty-seven years ago he was married to Jane Young and besides his widow, he leaves a family of five sons and one daughter, namely, John of Turnberry; Robert, William, Joseph, and Samuel, of East Wawanosh, and Miss Charlotte at home. The funeral will take place this (Thursday) afternoon to the Wingham cemetery.

McBurney: In Wingham, on November 8th, Samuel McBurney, aged 77 years.

Submitter Carol McBurney Bokas (replace AT with @ in email address)

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