Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Stevens, Holmes C.
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 5 Apr 1917, p. 2, column 3

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In the death of Holmes C. Stevens, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Coutts, 6 Parkview Avenue, Toronto, last Friday, Acton lost its oldest citizen. Mr. Stevens went to Toronto last fall to spend the winter in the city. He was taken seriously ill a month ago and has gradually failed since. He was in his eighty-seventh year, and spent most of his years in Toronto. He was a contractor there and built several important buildings. He was a contractor on St. James Cathedral on King Street. Four years ago Mr. Stevens removed to Acton with his son, Mr. Harry Stevens and his daughter, Miss Stevens. He enjoyed his residence here and was able to walk down town to the Post Office and to Church on Sunday until he went to Toronto. Mr. Stevens was a life-long member of the Methodist Church and was always interested in its activism. The funeral was held on Monday and interment took place at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto.

ADDITION - April 26, 1917, page 3.col.3.
Will of the Late Holmes C. Stevens.
Holmes C. Stevens, of Queen Street, Acton, who died in Toronto on March 30th, left an estate of $22,911, made up as follows: Household goods and personal effects, $250; mortages, $11,526; notes, $1,016; cash, $5,658; 24 shares Consumers Gas Company, $2,010; Dominion War Bonds, $2,450. To his eldest son, Charles H., testator left his gold-headed walking stick. To his son, Henry, he left $600; to his eldest daughter, Mrs. G. Coutts, $600, and her choice of any or all of his collection of oil paintings; to his daughter Mary, $600, a piano, sewing machine and chinaware she might desire. The four heirs share equally in the residue. Miss Stevens will continue to reside in Acton.

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Stevens, Holmes C.