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The LATE JACOB DANIELS, whose portrait appears on this page, was born in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Out., on December 9th, 1834, and died September 18th, 189q. He was married in the year 1854 to Ellen Moore, who, with one son and two daughters, survive him. He learned the business of a saddler and harness maker at Dundas and became an expert workman. After his marriage he started business for himself at Drumbo in the year 1855, and carried it on with growing success for eleven years. He then lost all he had through fire, but with unbounded energy and

good credit started business again. In the year 1867 he moved to the city of Brantford and commenced business there, and from that time to the day of his death, was one of the steady, up-right, much esteemed, and successful business men of the city. Mr. Daniels was converted in a revival meeting and joined the Methodist Church while at Drumbo early in

his married life. He became an earnest Christian man, erected the family altar, on which he never permitted the fires to cease burning until he was called hence. He took a prominent part in church matters

from the beginning, and, on his removal to Brantford, he joined the Wellington Street Methodist Church. He was trustee, class leader and steward for many years, a right hand man to the various pastors, and a pillar in the church. He was always at his post of duty, and by his sterling, unostentatious piety, made friends of all the members of the church and congregation. In his death the city of Brantford has lost one of its oldest and most respected business men, and the Wellington Street Methodist Church one of its efficient officials and most exemplary members, while the cause of Christ on earth is deprived of the example and work of a true man. It is to be devoutly hoped that his mantle will fall upon his son Arthur, who is now conducting the business so long and honorably carried on by his father.


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