Indian not a Grimsby citizen
Grimsby Independent, 6 May 1936, p. 1,8

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Date of Publication:
6 May 1936
Date Of Event:
25 or 26 April 1936
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Johns, Cornelius
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Commenting on articles appearing in the afternoon papers on Tuesday in which Nelson Township officials claimed Grimsby had sent a dying Indian out of the town because they feared relief expense if he remained. Mayor Lewis made the following statement; "The Town of Grimsby had nothing whatever to do with this case ...". Nelson Township officials ... confused the Township of North Grimsby with the Town of Grimsby. The aged Indian who has since died, was Cornelius Johns, and he is said to have died in the Hamilton General Hospital April 25 or 26th. He passed away nearly a week after he had been sent back to Nelson Township. He had lived with his son in Nelson Township, but journeyed to North Grimsby Township to visit a married daughter a few weeks ago. ...

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Indian not a Grimsby citizen