Grey Highlands Newspapers
Proton Township Girl Shoots Father
Flesherton Advance, 21 Dec 1883, p. 2, 3

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Proton Township Girl

Shoots Father

Ruby Campbell, 14-year-old. Proton

township girl, shot her father at

the farm home on con. 14, early

Saturday morning. The father,

Robert Campbell, had been in failing

health for several years and was

not always in the best of humor.

Family quarrels are said to have

been frequent and the shooting followed

on Saturday morning. Ruby

ran upstairs during the argument

and returned with a [?] rifle

and ordered her father from the

house, with the warning that if he

did not go she would shoot. She is

now held in Owen Sound charged

with murder.

The tragedy is one of those unfortunate

affairs which befall communities at times and too much publicity

should not be given. We know

it is usually the endeavour of most

newspapers to take advantage of the

opportunity for big headlines and

special features but we believe the

future of the members of the unfortunate

family and relatives

should be our first consideration.

May the Most High direct them in

their time of great sorrow and worry.

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21 Dec 1883
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Campbell, Ruby
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Proton Township Girl Shoots Father