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Obituary of William George Duncombe
from Deckerville, Michigan newspaper.

William G. Duncombe. one of Forester township's most honored and respected citizens. died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. R. Pattullo. Monday evening. April 5. 1909. at 9:00 o'clock at the age of 70 years, 1 month and 2 days. he had been a victim of heart disease several years, valvular heart disease being the direct cause of death.

Mr. Duncombe was born in England and came to Canada when a boy. About 13 years ago he came to Forester where he since resided making his home with his son-in-law, T. R. Pattullo since his wife died about eight years ago.

He was a member of the Marion Baptist Church and an earnest Christian worker, loved and respected by all who knew him.

The remains were shipped to Ingersol, Ontario, Tuesday afternoon accompanied by Mr. & Mrs. T. R. Pattullo and Mr. & Mrs. E. Welt from which place the body was taken to Sanford, Ontario and interred beside those of his deceased wife.

Mr. Duncombe is survived by two sons and two daughters: F. W. Duncombe of California. Mrs. E. Welt and Mrs. T R. Pattullo of Forester. and George Duncombe of Salford, Ontario, who have the sympathy of their many friends in the loss of their beloved father.

Listed in the 1881 Ontario Census, Dist.165, Dereham, Div.2, pg.7, line 1 7.

Listed in 1871 Ontario Census Dist. 13, S. Oxford County, Dereham township, Div. 4, pg 18.

Listed in l900 U.S. Census, Sanilac County, Michigan, Forester Township.

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