Note: On Monday morning at 5:30 o'clock dissolution came to Samuel Uttley. Three weeks ago he suffered a slight stroke and grew gradually weaker. On Saturday and Sunday mornings he suffered additional attacks. Sunday afternoon he had brightened and conversed with members of his family and friends. he realized that the sand in his hour glass was running low and had words of comfort for all. The end came peacfully at daybreak Monday. He had reached the advanced age of 83 years, 8 months and 13 days. he was born in 1837 near Norwich, in Norfolk County, England. His father was a shepherd on a large estate and three of his sons, Jonathan, Nathan and Samuel emigrated to Canada and located in Elmira. Samuel came over when a youth of 17 years. An uncle, the late Mr. George Girling, had previously settled here. He came to their home and afterward was given employment by the late Mr. William Howlett. After learning to do farm work as practised in Canada, he engaged himself for some years to Mr. Wm. Wright near Guelph and to Mr. Hardy of Winterbourne. In 1858 he married Mary Baxter Taylor of Paisley Block, near Guelph, and they took their residence in Elmira. For many years he was emplyed as a stationary engineer by the firm of Winger and Weaver, who conducted a woolen and saw mill, which stood where now stands the Elmira planting Mill. The late Henry Winger afterward purchased these and rengaged him. Some years later he was employed by Ratz and Winger, who then conducted a flour mill and sawmill, and continued there when the late John Ratz purchased and conducted. His has been a long and arduous life and he lived it cleanly and earnestly. His days were many and he liked to say were largely due to the intimate and friendly terms on which he and Work stood and to his early having the habit of "early to bed and earlty to rise." In the army of indusrty he never gained higher rank than that of full private. A more accurate description might be to place him in the list of men portrayed by Robbie Burns in his "Cotter's Saturday Night". The immediate members of his family who survive him are; John of Big Valley, Alberta; Mrs Harry Parr of Providence Rhode Island, U.S.A.; James of Kitchener, Ontario; Miss Annie and Miss Edith and William V. Uttley of Elmira. He was on Wednesday afternoon laid to rest among his kith and kin in the old Elmira Cemetery. Rev. J.A. Jewitt officiated at the house and grave. The pallbearers were Messrs.: A. Jeanneret, W. W. Martinson, John Small, Wm. Bearens, Menno Wildfong, and W.C. Quickfall. Among floral offerings contributed were a wreath of roses from the family; a spray of asters from Miss V. Clegghorn; a spray of gladioli from the Ladies' Aide of the Presbyterian Church; a bouquet of gladioli from Mr. and Mrs. Louis Fischer; a bouquet of asters and ferns from Mr. and Mrs. L. Fulcher; a bouquet of daisies from Mr. and Mrs. John Schaefer; a bouquet of cosmos and asters from Mr. And Mrs. A. Werner; a bouquet of of clematis and daisies from Mr. and Mrs. John Small; a bouquet of asters from Mr. and Mrs. James Sommerville and a bouquet of asters and daisies from Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Wiechel. [The Elmira Signet, Sept-8, 1921] *** Elmira lost in the death of Samuel Uttley, one of it's oldest and best known townsmen. He was the father of W.V. Uttley, formerly of the Daily Record, Kitchener and propietor of the Elmira Signet. The late Samuel Uttley, aged 83 years 8 months and 13 days, was born in Norfolk County, England and came to this country when about 17 years of age, locating near Elmira. All his life he was never ill one day, until about 3 weeks ago, when he suffered a stroke, followed by a second on Sunday and another on Monday morning. During his early manhood he did extensive farming, after which he became a statioary engineer, working in this capacity for Winger and Weber, Elmira Woolen Mills and at another time he performed the same duties at Doon. During the past few years, he lived retired at Kitchener and Elmira. His beloved wife predeeased him about 6 yers ago. he leaves to mourn him, William V., Elmira, Ontario; John, Big Valley, Alberta; James of Kitchener; Mrs. Mary Parr, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.; and Annie and Edith at home. The funeral will take place from the residence on Mill and Park streets on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. A short service to be held at the house then to Elmira cemetery for burial. [KW Record, Sept-6, 1921]
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