appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 5 Feb 1914, p. 3, column 2
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SUDDEN DEATH OF WM. ALGIE
Alton Loses Her Leading Manufac-
turer and Philanthropic Citizen
About five o'clock on Sunday morning William Algie, of Alton, died very suddenly at his home from an acute attack of indigestion. Last week Mr. Algie was at Toronto, and it is thought that he caught a chill while travelling, which predisposed him to the attack of the malady of which he died. He was a man who had never been known to have a day's illness.
Mr. Algie was born in Ayr, Ont., 64 years ago. Since 1881 he has been a woollen manufacturer of prominence, with mills at Alton. Latterly he was also executor of the Dale estate, Brampton. He is survived by his wife and six children as follows: Mr. Wm. Dorrington and Mrs. Amos Mason, Alton; William Algie, Toronto, James Algie, Brampton; Mrs. George McIntyre, living in Oklahoma, and Phoebe Algie, Alton. Dr. James Algie of Dovercourt Road, Toronto, is a brother.
Mr. Algie was well-known throughout the province. He was popular, and was a very acceptable after-dinner speaker. He was generous in his benefactions to those in need. Only last Christmas he sent a bale of woollen goods to friends in Acton to be distributed to children here.
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