Grimsby Newspapers
Smothered in pool of his own blood
Grimsby Independent, 25 Oct 1922, p. 1

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum
Date of Publication:
25 Oct 1922
Date Of Event:
15 Oct 1922
Personal Name(s):
Bradley, Charles Livingstone
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Charles Livingstone Bradley, a farmer, living on Lot 18, Con. 1, of the township of Gainsboro, three miles east of Wellandport, was found dead in his home, about 6 o'clock in the morning on Wednesday last, October 18th. Bradley was a widower 72 years of age and lived alone on his farm. He was found by Sidney Heaslip and Wm. Schoot, two neighbors and when found the body was clothed only with his shirts, lying flat on his face in a shallow dish full of blood. There was also a pool of blood on the floor. His legs and knees were in a cramped position between a small table and a low cupboard. His mouth and nose were immersed in his own blood sufficient to smother him. On Tuesday evening about nine o'clock Heaslip had visited the farm and tapped on the bedroom window of the deceased but receiving no answer went on to his own home believing that the old man had retired for the night. On Wednesday morning about 6 o'clock he again visited the farm and again tapped on the bedroom window but received no answer. Thinking something was wrong, he went for a neighbor, Wm. Schoot, and together they went to investigate. They found the front door partly open and went in. They found things as described above and immediately notified County Constable Robbins who called in Dr. Jordan of Wellandport who in turn notified Coroner Dr. R.A. Alexander of Grimsby, who immediately went to the farm accompanied by Chief of Police Konkle of Grimsby. One of Bradley's daughters said that he had complained of not feeling well for some days past. Deceased was not exactly a popular man in the district but friends and neighbors scouted the idea of there being foul play and there was no evidence of any kind to show that there had been. The sum of $4.84 was found lying on top of the low cupboard. Coroner Alexander decided that an inquest was unnecessary as examination of the body showed that Bradley had died from Hemmorrhage. (Editor's note: death date found in Family Search)

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Smothered in pool of his own blood