The Gazette and Chronicle (Whitby) August 10, 1916


The death occurred in the village of Brooklin on Wednesday August 2nd, 1916, after an illness of less than a week's duration, of Ann Hunter, relict of the late Whitwell Hall, in her 94th year.

The late Mrs. Hall, who was well known in this vicinity, was born in Dent, Westmore, London, England, and came to this country with her father in 1848, and settled in Darlington. She was married the following year to the late Whitwell Hall, and remained in Darlington until 1871, when her husband bought a farm just one mile west of Brooklin, where she resided for many years. In April 1879, her husband died, but she remained on the farm until 1893 when she returned to Darlington and lived there eight years with her daughter, Mrs. John Ormiston, and has since been living in Brooklin. Deceased was wonderfully smart for her age and could go about the house as well as anyone. She has knit several pairs of socks and other articles this year. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a good kind neighbor and friend. She leaves to mourn her loss four sons and four daughters. The sons are Messrs Simon, Exeter, Ont; Thos., Columbus; Ont; John, near Enfield; and Richard at Whitby. The daughters are Mrs. Griffin of Darlingford, Man.; Mrs. Reeson of Brooklin; and Mrs. John Ormiston, and Agnes at home.

The funeral took place to Groveside Cemetery, and was largely attended. Rev. Wm. Haig conducted the funeral service.