Watson, William, Mrs. (née Hall)
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 20 Feb 1908, p. 2, column 2
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Last Thursday afternoon the remains of an esteemed former resident were laid to rest at Ebenezer Cemetery, in the person of Mrs. William Watson, who died at the home of her daughter in Woodstock on Monday. Mrs. Watson was attacked with pneumonia and succumbed after only a few days' illness.
Deceased was a native of Wold Newton, Yorkshire, England, daughter of the late Robert Hall, and came to Canada with her parents, settling in Nassagaweya, in 1857; in 1863 she married Mr. Samuel Easton, and lived for many years in this township, enjoying the friendship and esteem of a wide circle. They had two children, Charles, who died in Philadelphia, and Mrs. (Rev.) G. H. Cobbledick, Woodstock. After some twenty years of happy married life, Mr. Easton passed away. In 1886 she married Mr. William Watson, of Nelson, and he predeceased her in 1906. Since then Mrs. Watson made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Cobbledick.
During a revival service conducted in Ebenezer Church, in 1857, by Rev. Thos. M. Jefferies, now of Oakville, deceased was soundly converted. She was an earnest Christian worker in church and Sunday School, and many will remember her active efforts.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. R. A. Facey, B.A., the pastor of the church. Mrs. Watson was a sister of Mrs. W. J. Husband, Acton, and the latter is the last member of the family.
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