My question is, does anyone have any information on the Mrs. William Hill, William H. Lee, B. Acheson, and Patterson family that are mentioned in this obit?
24-Apr-1924 (Mount Forest Confederate) DIED IN NORTH DAKOTA Word has just been received at this office of the death on March 17 at Westhope, North Dakota, of Mr. Samuel Acheson, a former resident of Egremont, where he dwelt for a number of years before going West. Mr. Acheson has quite a large connection in this part. He was a brother of Mrs. William Hill, who lives north of Durham on the Provincial highway and a half-brother of the late William H. Lee of Egremont. He was also a cousin of the Patterson families in Egremont and possibly others of whom we have not been informed. Mr. Acheson's first wife was a Miss Sirrs, who, we believe, was a sister of the late William Sirrs of Egremont, and an aunt of the Sirrs family, now residing at Emily, Sask. The following obituary is taken from the Westhope, N.D. Standard: "Samuel Acheson was born at Mono Mills, Ontario. He grew to manhood in that province. In 1873 he married Miss Mary Ann Sirrs. Four children, all boys, blessed the union. In 1875 he removed with his family to Morris, Minnesota. He came to Bottineau County, North Dakota, in 1899 and located on a homestead four and a half miles southwest of the present town of Westhope. Mrs. Acheson died in 1904. He was remarried in 1906 to Mrs. Emma Harris, who survives him. He leaves three sons; William of St. Lois, Mo.,; Robert of Salt Lake City, Utah; and S. J. of Hibbing, Minn. The latter was the only one who was able to be present at the funeral. His son, Alexander, preceded him to the great beyond in 1901. For a long time Mr. Acheson had been a sufferer from cancer of the bladder. His suffering was both intense and prolonged, he being reduced to a mere skeleton. But he bore his troubles with great fortitude and with true Christian resignation. By his departure the family circle is bereft of a dear raltive and our country suffers the loss of a good citizen. Mr. Acheson was a brother of Mr. B. Acheson. The funeral took place at the Presbyterian Church at Westhope on Thursday, March 29. Rev. Evans conducting the services. The remains were interred in the Bottineau cemetery - Durham Chronicle.