Exeter Times-Advocate, Ontario, Canada 12 Dec 1935
Exeter Times-Advocate, 12 Dec 1935,."DEATH OF THOS. HARVEY Exeter mourns the loss of one of its most prominent citizens in the death of Mr. Thomas Harvey which took place at his home about seven oclock Wednesday evening. Mr. Harvey had not been in good health for the past couple of years and for the past couple of months he has been more or less confined to his home. On Thursday of last week he was taken seriously ill and gradually grew weaker. He was aged 73 years and 8 months. Mr. Harvey was born on the Thames Road, a son of the late Richard Harvey and Mrs. Harvey. On October 14, 1885, he was united in marriage with Miss Almira Perkins and on October 14th of this year they celebrated their golden wedding. Following their marriage they farmed in Usborne until about 34 years ago when they moved to Exeter and in partnership with his brother the late J. S. Harvey, they took over the Exeter Flour Mill under the name of Harvey Bros. Since the death of his brother about seven years ago, Mr. Harvey has continued with the business. He was a man of stirling character and held in the highest esteem in the community. He was a member of the James St. Methodist church, later the United church and for many years was one of its outstanding laymen, taking a deep interest in all that pertained to the higher things in life. Besides his bereaved widow he is survived by three daughters and one son; Mrs. A. E. Buswell, of Lucknow; Mrs. L. F. White,of Flaxcombe, Sask.; Mr. E. C. Harvey and Mrs. J. W. Batson, of town. He is also survived by one brother and three sisters, Mrs. Rd. Blatchford, of Hensall; Mrs. Selina Wilson, of Ericsdale, Man.; Mr. Wesley Harvey and Mrs. Robt. Down, of Kindersley, Sask. A brother Charles Harvey predeceased him on October 3rd of this year. The funeral private, will be held from the family residence Saturday afternoon at two oclock with interment in the Exeter cemetery. The sympathy of the community will be extended to the bereaved."