1_306 and 1_310 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on December 16, 1947, page one
1_297, 1_298, 1_301, 1_304, 1_305, 1_308, and 1_312 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on December 16, 1947, page nine.
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Photographs of the funeral of members of the Howey family at Tillsonburg Cemetery. On December 11, Elmo Howey and his sons James, William, and George were killed during an accident between Eden and Staffordville on the 8th Concession of Bayham, when the vehicle they were in was hit by a train at the C.P.R. railway crossing. Lulu Howey, wife of Elmo and mother of the children, died shortly after finding out about the accident. For photographs of the accident and the Howey family, see: https://inmagic.elgin.ca/ask/permalink/191428/.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal, December 16, 1947, page one: "Thousands Attend Howey Obsequies."
1_306: "Five caskets containing the remains of Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Howey and their three sons, James, William and George, rest on the ground of the family plot in Tillsonburg Cemetery Monday afternoon during the committal service. Those at the left are the caskets of the mother and father, the three in the foreground those of the children. The father and three boys died in the tragic crossing accident between Eden and Straffordville last Thursday morning and the mother less than a full day later of a broken heart."
1_310: "A small part of the enormous gathering of more than 3,000 persons congregated in the streets surronding the Ostrander funeral home in Tillsonburg Monday afternoon for the Howey family funeral. Other pictures on page 9."
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal, December 16, 1947, page nine: "Scenes at Quintuple Funeral at Tillsonburg Monday: It Was Day of Mourning for Countryside."
1_297: "First casket brought from the funeral home is that of Elmo Howey, borne by six cousins, with the clergymen who participated in the services leading the solemn procession."
1_298: "Rev. H. S. Sumphrey (left), Barrie, formerly paster of the Eden Baptist Church, who told the story of the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse, conducted the service at the funeral home and committed the remains of the five Howeys to a single grave in Tillsonburg Cemetery. He was assisted by Rev. A. D. Boe, Forest, and Rev. W. M. Thomas, Straffordville, both United Church ministers."
1_301: "Fellow students in Jimmy Howey's class at Tillsonburg High School serving as his pallbearers carry the casket to the waiting hearse at the funeral home."
1_304: "With flower bearers ranged in line at one side of the string of hearses, schoolboy chums of George Howey at the Eden Public School place his casket in the hearse at the funeral home."
1_305: "Among the many flower bearers were girl and boy students at the Tillsonburg High School, as well as many friends and neighbors of the Howey family. Near the right end of this line is C. D. Coycle, M.P. for Elgin."
1_308: "Up to the time the funeral service began, people crowded through the funeral home in a steady procession, in and out through the one door. The congestion there as people queued to get into the home while others squeezed their way out, is evident in this photograph."
1_312: "Prominent residents of Tillsonburg serve as pallbearers carrying the casket containing the remains of Mrs. Elmo Howey to the hearse from the Ostrander funeral home. At the right are the tree clergymen who took part in the service."