Cornwall Obits, 1915


Mrs Blacklock

Another of the old and highly esteemed residents of the county, Mrs Blacklock, died on Friday, April 9 at her residence, Grove Hill Farm, East Front Cornwall, aged 84 years and 10 months.  Mrs Blacklock was born in Williamstown and was the younger daughter of the late David Bryden of Dumfries, Scotland.  She was highly educated and was one of the first teachers in the Public School in Cornwall.  She was married twice, first to the late Hugh Bryden of Liverpool, England, and later to TR Blacklock, with whom she lived at Grove Hill Farm until his death in 1902, and since that time with her daughter Miss Jean Blacklock.

The funeral took place from her late residence to the family burying ground at Williamstown and was attended by a large number of friends and neighbors, who turned out to pay their last tribute of respect to one who had for so many years lived along the Front.  The service at the house was conducted by Rev Hugh Monroe of St John’s Church, and at the graveside by Rev A Govan, St Andrew’s Church, Williamstown. The pallbearers were her three nephews, David Leitch of South Branch; Hugh Leitch of Cornwall, and William Leitch of Montreal; James Brown and Nathan Copeland, cousins; and William Anderson, a neighbor.

Mr Justice Leitch of Toronto, and Miss Leitch, South Branch, are also neice and nephew of the deceased.