Ford, Ex. Warden
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 2 Mar 1911, p. 2, column 2
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THE DEATH OF EX-WARDEN FORD
County Council Adjourned on Tues-
day Out of Respect to His
ATTENDED THE FUNERAL YES-
When the members of the County Council met on Tuesday morning for the February session they received the sad news that one of their number, Mr. J. C. Ford, Reeve of Oakville, had died the previous afternoon. Out of respect to the memory of Mr. Ford the Council adjourned after arranging to attend the funeral in a body at Oakville the following day.
Two or three weeks ago Mr. Ford was attacked with la grippe. This was followed by an acute attack of diabetes, and death resulted at two o'clock on Monday afternoon.
Mr. James C. Ford was a native of Trafalgar and has been a resident of Oakville since his boyhood. He was a successful business man and in his management of the Oakville Basket Company built up a fine business.
He was much interested in municipal matters, was Reeve of Oakville for some ten years and the past seven years has been a member of the County Council. To this body he was first elected seven years ago and his first colleagues there were Messrs. A. McGibbon, F. S. Near, R. D. Warren, H. W. Cook, H. P. Moore, J. G. Wilson and J. C. Smith. In 1897 he was elected Warden of the County. He took a large interest in the County Good Roads System and had much to do with its general adoption.
He was a Conservative and at the time of his death was Vice-President of the Conservative Association of the County. He was considered a possible candidate for parliamentary honors.
Mr. Ford was a member of the Methodist Church, a leading member of the Masonic fraternity and a director of the Public Library. He was a man of ability, kindly disposition and very highly esteemed generally. Mrs. Ford and several children survive him.
The funeral yesterday afternoon was very largely attended.
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