Commits suicide by hanging
Grimsby Independent, 29 Mar 1922, p. 1

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Date of Publication:
29 Mar 1922
Date Of Event:
28 Mar 1922
Personal Name(s):
MacNeil, John
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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The lifeless body of John MacNeil, 63 years of age, was found hanging from a rafter in the barn on the property which he occupied, on the Grimsby mountain road, shortly before 5 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. MacNeil had not acted in a strange manner during the day, and when he walked out of the back door of his house about 4 o'clock nothing was thought about it. A little later on Ruben [sic] Nevills came to the house to see him and not finding him in the house went looking around the yard and barn. The barn was locked up tight but Nevills finally gained an entrance and found MacNeil hanging from the end of a rope with his feet but a few inches off the floor. His body was still warm and Nevills immediately cut him down. Word was sent for Coroner Alexander and Chief Konkle but life was extinct when they arrived. His neck was not broken, death being due to strangulation. MacNeil came to Canada some years ago from London, England where he was for years a valued employee of the Government Postal Service and was at the time of his death drawing a pension from that source. He came to Grimsby with his family about a year ago from Northern Ontario. A widow and three grownup children survive.

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Commits suicide by hanging