Mrs. John Coulter killed by G.T.R. flyer at Crain's Crossing Monday night
Grimsby Independent, 11 Nov 1914, p. 1,5
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11 Nov 1914
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10 Nov 1914
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Coulter, John ; Black, William ; Black, John
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Had started to walk to beach store, along track, but turned back at Book's Sideroad, while her husband went on to the store - 61 years old - She apparently did not see or hear the flyer coming - picked up by Section Foreman Moore at 7:30 Tuesday morning. - While Section Foreman Moore was going over his section Tuesday morning about 7:30, he noticed a large pile of clothes in the ditch alongside the eastbound track of the G.T.R. at Crain's Crossing and upon investigation found that it was the body of a woman in a badly mutilated condition...Chief Swayze of Grimsby was called as was Coroner Elmore of Beamsville...The body was placed in charge of Undertaker Buck and sent to Beamsville. Just as the wagon containing the body was pulling away, a man by the name of Coulter appeared on the scene and Chief Swayze asked him if he knew who the woman was and he said "she must be my wife". This was about nine o'clock. When asked why he thought it was his wife, he said "she was not home last night". His story is as follows: "We started for the beach store to buy some provisions and when we reached the Beverly Book crossing this side of the Beach, my wife complained of feeling tired and I told her I would go on and she could follow me slowly. We had walked up the track. When I finished my buying, I started back, but did not see her. When I got home she was not there and I started out with a lantern to look for her but I could not find her anywhere. I was up and down the track with a lantern but did not see her. I then went home and as it was about eleven o'clock I went to bed. When I got up this morning, she had not yet returned." It is supposed that the woman got tired of waiting and had started to walk back towards home and was struck by the eastbound flyer which is due past Grimsby at 7:42 and which would reach Crain's Crossing at 7:45...She was about 65 years of age, of medium build with her hair turning slightly gray and according to the neighbours was quite deaf...Mr. and Mrs. Coulter came to this section of the country about a year ago from Oil Springs and purchased a small farm from Mr. Baldwin...The deceased lady was born in Caistor Township 61 years ago and was a sister of Wm. and John Black of Caistor. She is survived by two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Wm. Donald and Miss Margaret, of Oshawa, C.W., Derby, Conn., and A.M. of Dundalk. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon.

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Mrs. John Coulter killed by G.T.R. flyer at Crain's Crossing Monday night