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 William Henry Rafuse

William Henry Rafuse

Birth
Nova Scotia, Canada
Death 11 Jun 1937 (aged 84)
Nova Scotia, Canada
Burial Bridgewater, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Memorial ID 101244471 · View Source
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Chronicle Herald June 1937

William H. Rafuse
Bridgewater, June 11 - The news of the death of William H. Rafuse of Conquerall Bank, which took place late Thursday night, was received with sorrow. Mr. Rafuse was one of Conquerall Bank's oldest residents, having reached the ripe old age of 85 years. In earlier life he followed the sea, and for years was Quarter Master on the steamer Bridgewater, Capt. Joshua Oakes. He was a real Nova Scotia sailor, vigorous in health. He had some real thrilling sea experience, sailing with his father, the late Capt. Solomon Rafuse, at the age of 14. He was interested in daily events until his health failed. His wife predeceased him May 16th, and the shock hastened the end. He had been seriously ill about one week. Since his wife's death he had been living with his daughter, Mrs. J. S. Simonson of Bridgewater, and the funeral will be held from Mrs. Simonson's home, Sunday afternoon, at 2:30, Rev. G.W. Bullock officiating. Mr. Rafuse who was the son of Angelina Richard, was born at Conquerall Bank and was a member of St. Augustine's Anglican church of that place. He is survived by five sons and one daughter, A.L.Rafuse of Bridgewater; W. Alonzo of Upper LaHave; Maurice B.; Harris S.; Frank M.; of Boston, Mass. and Mrs. J.S. Simonson of Bridgewater. His only sister Elizabeth, wife of Capt. Alonzo Oakes, predeceased him 18 years ago.

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RAFUSE William H. Aug 1852 Jun 1937


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  • Created by: Sharon Goddard
  • Added: 25 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101244471
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Rafuse (10 Aug 1852–11 Jun 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101244471, citing Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada ; Maintained by Sharon Goddard (contributor 47191916) .