Alfred Ernest Farncomb

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At the ripe age of 80 the subject of this sketch died in London, Ontario on February 16th, 1952. Mr. Farncomb was born in London Township, Middlesex County in Ontario his parents being Thomas and Jane Elworthy Farncomb.

His primary education was obtained at a private school in London Ontario and his secondary education at London Collegiate Institute. Following graduation from the latter he entered the London office of his brother Frederick William Farncomb, OLS and on April 9th, 1895 at the age of 22 he received his admission to practice as an Ontario Land Surveyor.

Subsequently he secured his DLS degree and for some years thereafter made Fort William his home. He heeded the call the Canadian west was making and for some years then succeeding he was engaged on township subdivision work for the Dominion Government, living in Regina, Red Deer and Edmonton.

About 1915 he returned to Ontario and was professionally engaged at Iroquois Falls, then at Windsor, finally in 1929 locating at Stokes Bay in the Bruce Peninsula where he acted as Engineer for a number of townships while also maintaining an office in London.

Mr. Farncomb was an ardent curler, fisherman and hunter. His death was sudden and tragic, as he died while entering his garage to motor on a hunting trip. He had never married and had spent the latter years of his life with Miss Alice Farncomb who kindly supplied the foregoing information. Throughout his life he had been a devout Anglican.

Source: Association of Ontario Land Surveyors