AIRTH – Robert Airth, a well known citizen of the Hunting Hill district died last Friday, and was laid in his last resting place in the Brooks cemetery on Tuesday. The funeral being conducted by the brethren of the Brooks Masonic Lodge. Deceased was 44 years of age and leaves a wife and two little boys to survive him. He was born in Scotland and lived several years in South and West Africa. He was thro the Boer war as a member of an armoured train crew. He also worked in the gold mines there. He came to Alberta four years ago and took up a homestead. Those who came in to contact with him knew him as a straight forward and estimable man and a good citizen. The funeral was conducted when the temperature was around 35 degrees below zero. His brother-in-law, Mr Denholm, drove the body 35 miles to town in that weather.
Extracted from the Brooks Bulletin – Saturday January 15, 1916 Roll 1 Image 482