Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
McNabb, Reuben John
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 27 Mar 1913, p. 2, column 4


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REUBEN JOHN McNABB
After four weeks' illness from pneumonia and heart trouble, Reuben John McNabb, Clerk of the Fourth Division Court, passed away last Saturday morning. He was the eldest son of the late Archibald McNabb, who died here five years ago, and was born in Creemore in 1860. When a little lad of two years, smart and active on his feet, he was seized with a mysterious disease, now believed to have been infantile paralysis, and within a week was a hopeless cripple. For years he was treated by eminent surgeons and scientists in the hope of recovering the use of his limbs, but without avail. He soon learned to walk on crutches and these were his constant companion until his death. Naturally quick to learn he passed the entrance examinations at an early age and was afterward tutured by Mr. Currie, High School master at Creemore. With his father's family he came to Acton twenty-four years ago. He shortly opened an office for conveyancing, real estate and insurance and did a good business in these lines. Upon the retirement of Mr. James Matthews from the Clerkship of the Fourth Division Court Mr. McNabb was appointed to the office, which he held until he died. He was a strong liberal and an ardent campaigner in his party's interests. Of one sport he was passionately fond - that of fishing. The trout streams of this vicinity afforded him much pleasure and he was remarkably successful invariably catching a fine creel when his companions would often ignominiously fail. In addition to this he has for years spent a week or so each summer on the larger waters at Crow Lake, Wasaga Beach and other points. He was attached to the church of his fathers, the Methodist Church, and when in good health was a regular attendant, and was a liberal supporter. He was married three years ago last Sunday to Mrs. Katie Smith, who survives him.
The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon when his remains were laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery, beside his father and sisters, Rev. C. D. Draper officiating.

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Date of Publication:
27 Mar 1913
Last Name(s):
McNabb
Local identifier:
Halton.BMD.57489
Language of Item:
English
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McNabb, Reuben John