Grimsby Newspapers
Hayes, James (Died on 8 July 1936)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 15 Jul 1936, p. 1

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Jimmy Hayes, 14 year old son of James Hayes, Grimsby, died at Grimsby Wednesday evening under unusual circumstances. The lad had been working near the lake all summer and had been in the water swimming every day. He was an expert swimmer. Late Wednesday afternoon he was sitting on a partly submerged log a few feet from shore when he apparently slipped off backward. Two young Hamilton boys, George Worsley and James Smith, only a few feet away, watched bubbles coming up for a minute or so and then decided something was wrong. They lifted him out of water only two feet deep and carried him to shore. Bathers applied first aid until the arrival of Dr. A.F. McIntyre, who worked over him for some hours. Coroner Dr. Gordon A. Sinclair pronounced life extinct. His death was later contributed to a heart attack. He was the oldest child in the family, and is survived by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.

22 July 1936: The funeral service was held on Saturday afternoon from the Stonehouse Funeral Home of James Hayes, Jr., there being a large number in attendance. Services at the home and graveside were conducted by Rev. J.A. Ballard of St. Andrew's Church. Interment took place in Queen;s Lawn Cemetery, the following acting as pallbearers: Ted Bidnall, Ted Rooker, Bill Rooker, Lloyd Allen, Russ Smith and Frank Bursky, all chums of the dead lad.

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15 Jul 1936
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8 July 1936
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Hayes, James (Died on 8 July 1936)