Struck by the 9:10 H.G.&B. trolley car, eastbound, at Murray street and Livingston avenue, on Wednesday night, Robert H. Anderson, 1 Doran avenue, Grimsby,was so badly injured that he died in Hamilton General hospital at 3 a.m. on Thursday.
Mr. Anderson was returning from attending a furnace at 26 Murray street. As he reached Livingston avenue the car was approaching, but as it was plainly visible the motorman thought he would stop. But, apparently preoccupied, the man walked onto the rails with the car but a few feet away.
Anderson was thrown to the roadway at the side, and Dr. J.R.Smith, who was on the scene in a few moments, had him carried into the power house on the same corner.
After Anderson's wounds had been dressed, the doctor attended him to Hamilton on the same car returning at 9:50, and turned him over to Dr. Rennie, the Company physician.
Mr. Anderson was a native of Saltfleet township, but came to Grimsby about 25 years ago and has resided here since.
For a number of years he has been a well-known figure around the council chambers, having been janitor of the building.
Mr. Anderson was in his 66th year, and is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. D. Wright, of Preston, and two half-brothers, William Land, of Stoney Creek, and Steven Land, of Erie. Pa. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 31, to Queens Lawn Cemetery, the Rev. T.E. Richards conducting the service. The pallbearers were C.T. Farrell, H.F. Gilmore, W.W. Kidd, T.E. Mannell, O.E. Pettit, W.B. Smith.