Beaton, Archie

Rank Private
Unit # RCASC

The father of Turball and Felicia (Wilkinson) died in 1946.

A longtime resident of Ridgetown, ON., a article in the CDN 31/03/1960 reported that at the time of the article Archie was likely the oldest native of Ridgetown. He was born in a home on Main Street at except for the war lived his life there.

After the war he was an employee of the County of Kent, retiring in 1954. A carpenter by trade he was also active in local elections, first in 1888 as a poll clerk and later as Deputy returning Officer. A member of the Canadian Order of Foresters, he had received his 65th year of membership pin.

Archie passed away 28 June, 1961  at the Barnwell Nursing home age 90 years. Internment in Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown, ON. CDN 4/07/61.

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Sources RD (28/04/39)

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