Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Deacon, John Kenneth
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 13 Sep 1888, p. 3, column 2

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Death of Inspector Deacon's son.
John Kenneth Deacon, youngest son of Mr. J. S. Deacon, Esq., School Inspector of Halton, died at the family residence here on Friday last, aged 9 years, 5 months and 21 days, under very sad circumstances. At the time of his illness and death his mother was away in Manitoba on a visit and arrived home on Monday last only in time for her boy's funeral. The little fellow was a bright and exceedingly promising child, and was a great favorite with his school mates and teacher, and for his age, showed a precocity and aptitude for his studies very rarely seen. The cause of his death was an injury to the thigh bone from jumping, trifling at first, but which finally developed into acute peritonitis, and suffering great pain for a number of days and though all that medical skill could do was done in his behalf, the shock was too much for one of his years, and after a brave struggle he succumbed to it, as many a stronger lad might. The funeral took place on Tuesday at 3 o'clock p.m. The services, conducted by Rev. Mr. Clark, were touching and impressive. Neighbors and friends were present in large numbers and a long procession followed the remains to the C. P. R. station, from whence they were conveyed to the family burying ground at Ingersoll. Mr. and Mrs. Deacon from their courteous and amiable disposition have, during their short stay in Milton, won hosts of friends and they may rest assured that they have in their sad bereavement the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. - Milton Champion.

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Deacon, John Kenneth