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MEN OI+ CANAnA.

RESIDENCE LATE JOHN BATTLE

and very frequently gave employment to men out of pure kindness of heart when his works were more than fully manned. In his own family he was cherished and reverenced, receiving that deference -which his years and efforts for their welfare so richly de-served, and their loving hands were permitted to do everything that could possibly lengthen his life, or comfort his dying hours. For niontlis prior to his demise, it was well known that he was prostrated by a malady, from which he was not expected to recover, and lie gradually sank until lie quietly laid down his life work and peacefully passed away on the evening of the 26th of Februar--, iSgi, at the age of 67 years. His funeral was, as might be expected, very impressive and con-ducted in a way befitting his well known career. The casket was borne by six of his sons, while all along the route every respect was shown by the

citizens ; business was suspended, and stores and public works -were closed, the Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary was crowded by citizens of all denominations. The entire services were most impressive and thoroughly appreciated, and, after a memorable sermon by Rev. Dean Harris, of St. Catharines, the reinaiiis were laid away by loving hands. At the first meeting of the Town Council after the decease, that body took occasion to frame a very kindly worded aiid complimentary re-solution of sympathy. When this resolution was moved and seconded, the council arose as one inan and showed with much feeling how heartily they endorsed it. Mr. Battle was married in iS5i to Cecilia, daughter of Patrick and Margaret (1Iacdonald) Cullen at the old historic town of Niagara. There were born to them ten sous and two daughters, all of whom survive but one soil.

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