Tells of death of Mrs. S.G. Clay
Grimsby Independent, 2 Sep 1925, p. 1
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Given names were retrieved from an article in November 27, 1947, giving an account of the death of Sydney Clay
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2 Sep 1925
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Clay, Sydney ; Clay, Margaret
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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The Pas, Man., Aug. 27 - Details of the death of Mrs. Clay, wife of Sergeant S.G. Clay, of the RCMP, at Chesterfield Inlet, several months ago, were given today by Constable J. Stalworthy, who arrived here with a party from the far north. Mrs. Clay died of injuries when attacked by 15 vicious huskie dogs. It was Constable Stalworthy and Corporal R. Penny who beat off the dogs that attacked Mrs. Clay. Constable Stalworthy heard the screams of a woman and the howls of the dogs, and, rushing out of the kitchen of the detachment barracks, saw Mrs. Clay stretched on the ground and the animals tearing at her. He and Corporal Penny grabbed heavy sticks and clubbed them off. Mrs. Clay was still alive, but her right leg from the knee down had been stripped of its flesh. Knowing there was only one chance to save her life, Mrs. Clay consented to have her leg amputated above the knee. Infection, however, set in, and Mrs. Clay succumbed. Sergeant Clay had lived in various parts of the Arctic for 20 years. There were no children. The dogs which attacked Mrs. Clay were immediately shot.

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Tells of death of Mrs. S.G. Clay