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William Robertson French (1877-1953)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, May 29, 1953

William French Passes, 1963

    The death of William R. French occurred in Whitehorse General Hospital on Saturday, May 16, at age of 75 years and eight months.

    The late Mr. French was born in Millbank, Ontario, September 16, 1877. In 1904 he moved with the family to Strasbourg, Sask.

    In 1918 he was married to Ethel May Taylor of Morris, Man. He farmed at Strasbourg until 1933, when he moved to the Crest district and homesteaded until 1943. They later moved to Nipawin, Saskatchewan, and resided there until 1952 when he came North to Whitehorse to live with his son, Homer.

    He leave to mourn his loss, his widow, three sons and one daughter: Homer, Whitehorse; Cecilia of New Westminster, B.C.; Stirling at Prince George, B.C.; Robert at Hazelton, B.C. One brother, Lue French of Nipawin, Sask.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Fletcher of Lethbridge, Alberta; Mrs. Ada Lemery, Strasbourg, Sask., and Mrs. Sarah Farrar, Pellston, Michigan.

    Funeral services were conducted by Rev. N. Tannar and burial was made in the Whitehorse Cemetery.