Godden, Alfred W. (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 8 Feb 1945, p. 1,7
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Injured in an accident at Merritt Bros. basket factory, here, on Wednesday afternoon last, Alfred W. Godden, 43, of North Grimsby township, died in the Hamilton General Hospital on Sunday. Chief Constable W.W. Turner and the Provincial Constable Ernest Hart investigated the accident Sunday, no previous report having been made. They were informed that Godden had been crushed between the rear of a heavily loaded dump truck and the side of a sliding door which he was trying to open for the truck to back into a shed to dump its load of wood blocks...Dr. A.F. McIntyre, Grimsby, who attended the injured man and ordered his removal to hospital, said cause of death was a collapsed lung and other internal injuries. A brother of the deceased was fatally injured in the same factory some years ago. Deceased, a son of Mrs. Nora Godden and the late Holden Godden, was born in North Grimsby, and had lived here all his life. He had only been working at the Merritt factory for a short time. Surviving besides his mother, are two sisters, Beatrice Godden, Grimsby, and Mrs. Edith McGuire, St. Catharines; also three brothers, Charles and Roy, at home, and Norman, of Detroit. Funeral services were conducted from the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Neil M. Leckie, officiating. Interment being in Queen's Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers were Stanley Girlng, Wm. Crowe, Marcus Hilts, Wray Betts, Norman and Lorne Todd.

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Date of Publication
8 Feb 1945
Date Of Event
4 Feb 1945
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Godden, Alfred W. (Died)