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  • Letters from the front
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 8 Nov 1916, p. 1     ...
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  • Senator Gibson leaves an estate valued at $900,000
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 8 Jul 1914, p. 1     The will of the late Senator Gibson of Beamsville, has been offered for probate by the executors, Mercatile Trust Co. of Canada, Ltd. and the four sons-in-law of deceased, Messrs. J.M. Eastwood of Hamilton, John Jennings and C.W. Darling, of Toronto and D.N. Finnie, of Winnipeg... By the will the ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 8 Jul 1914, p. 1   The will of the late Senator Gibson of Beamsville, has been offered for probate by the executors, Mercatile Trust Co. of Canada, Ltd. and the four sons-in-law of deceased, Messrs. ...
  • Kline Fisher meets with almost instant death
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 1 Oct 1913, p. 1,5     The sudden bursting of a large drum or fly-wheel on the sand-pump connected with the gas-drilling apparatus, at the Village Inn, about 6:45 last night, caused the almost instant death of Kline Fisher, the 18-year-old son of Mr. Al. Fisher of Smithville......
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 1 Oct 1913, p. 1,5   The sudden bursting of a large drum or fly-wheel on the sand-pump connected with the gas-drilling apparatus, at the Village Inn, about 6:45 last night, caused the almost instant death ...
  • An Ontario Pioneer Passes Away - Mother of Senator E.D. Smith crosses the great divide at her daughter's home in Weston.
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Nov 1913, p. 1,3     Mrs. Sylvester Smith of Winona, Ont., who passed away at the residence of her eldest daughter, Mrs. H.A. Coon, of Weston, Ont. on November 18, was born near Hartland, New Brunswick, September 27, 1831, and receiving an education fitting to teach school, came to Ontario then called Upper Canada at ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Nov 1913, p. 1,3   Mrs. Sylvester Smith of Winona, Ont., who passed away at the residence of her eldest daughter, Mrs. H.A. Coon, of Weston, Ont. on November 18, was born near Hartland, New ...
  • Verdict of accidental shooting returned by jury
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 17 Mar 1915, p. 1     Widow identifies rifle and says, "Nobody in God's world will ever make me believe he done it himself" - "We, the Jury, empanelled on the 15th of March, to inquire into the death of Geo. Hogarth, find that he came to his death on March 6th on Lot 19, Con. ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 17 Mar 1915, p. 1   Widow identifies rifle and says, "Nobody in God's world will ever make me believe he done it himself" - "We, the Jury, empanelled on the 15th of March, to inquire ...
  • Delbert Keith killed by premature explosion
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 28 May 1913, 1, 5     An explosion took place with fatal and disastrous results at the home of Mr. Edward Keith, just outside of Beamsville, on Saturday, about 8:00 o'clock p.m. with the result that Delbert Keith was instantly killed, his brother Kenneth was very seriously, if not fatally, injured and his father, Edward ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 28 May 1913, 1, 5   An explosion took place with fatal and disastrous results at the home of Mr. Edward Keith, just outside of Beamsville, on Saturday, about 8:00 o'clock p.m. with the result that ...
  • Geo. Skinner drowned
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 6 Aug 1913, p. 7     On Friday morning, about 8:30, while Wm. McDonald was cleaning up the beach at Grimsby Beach, he saw a body floating in the water about half way between the shore and the end of the pier. He immediately secured a boat and brought the body to shore. Coroner Alexander was ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 6 Aug 1913, p. 7   On Friday morning, about 8:30, while Wm. McDonald was cleaning up the beach at Grimsby Beach, he saw a body floating in the water about half way between the shore ...
  • Death removes chaplain of Welland Canal Force
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 28 Feb 1917, p. 6     ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 28 Feb 1917, p. 6   ...
  • Rev. H.T. Miller passes to rest
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 23 May 1917, p. 1,2     Former resident of Beamsville ... 92 years old, ... son Mr. H. T. Miller, Jr. is principal of Bishop Ridley School in St. Catharines ... buried Mt. Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville ......
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 23 May 1917, p. 1,2   Former resident of Beamsville ... 92 years old, ... son Mr. H. T. Miller, Jr. is principal of Bishop Ridley School in St. Catharines ... buried Mt. Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville ...
  • Burial report of Pte. W. R. Banwell
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Dec 1917, p. 1     Pte. W. R. Banwell was one of the first in Grimsby to volunteer for service in the 8th Battn. He was transferred to the 58th Batt. in France and was listed as "missing" with other Grimsby boys on October 8th and later as "presumed to have died". His death is ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Dec 1917, p. 1   Pte. W. R. Banwell was one of the first in Grimsby to volunteer for service in the 8th Battn. He was transferred to the 58th Batt. in France and was ...
  • Grimsby's Honor Roll
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 12 Jul 1916, p. 1     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum....
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 12 Jul 1916, p. 1   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum....
  • Bandsman Wm. Blamey of 35th Batt., passes away
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 22 Dec 1915, p. 1     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum....
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 22 Dec 1915, p. 1   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum....
  • "Last Post" sounded for Pte. Meiklejohn
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 27 Mar 1918, p. 1     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum....
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 27 Mar 1918, p. 1   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum....
  • Bad Accident at the Telephone Line
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Apr 1911, p. 7     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum....
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Apr 1911, p. 7   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum....
  • Remains of Veteran Hero laid to rest Sunday
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 3 Sep 1919, p. 5     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 3 Sep 1919, p. 5   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
  • A Sad Drowning Fatality
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 12 Feb 1913, p. 1     Grimsby Historical Society Archives has only a partial front page of the Grimsby Independent for this date. Not all of the article is available....
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 12 Feb 1913, p. 1   Grimsby Historical Society Archives has only a partial front page of the Grimsby Independent for this date. Not all of the article is available....
  • Corp. Charles R. Cairns of Stoney Creek killed
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Sep 1917, p. 1     The victim of a sniper's bullet, which struck him at the post of duty as he was operating his machine gun, Corp. Charles Ridley Cairns, one of the four soldier sons of William C. and Mrs. Cairns, of Stoney Creek, is now lying in a hero's grave in France. The ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Sep 1917, p. 1   The victim of a sniper's bullet, which struck him at the post of duty as he was operating his machine gun, Corp. Charles Ridley Cairns, one of the four soldier ...
  • Local casualties
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 7 Nov 1917, p. 5     Pte. Earle A. Packham - The last roll call of the brave has been answered by another gallant young member of the 129th Battalion, who went overseas in August, 1916. Word was received Saturday, November 3, that Pte. Earle A. Packham had been killed in action on October 21. ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 7 Nov 1917, p. 5   Pte. Earle A. Packham - The last roll call of the brave has been answered by another gallant young member of the 129th Battalion, who went overseas in August, 1916. ...
  • Official report on Private Ewart Cowan's death
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Dec 1917, p. 1     Complete transcription of letter to Mrs. Cowan is included in article....
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Dec 1917, p. 1   Complete transcription of letter to Mrs. Cowan is included in article....
  • H.R. Pyett killed at the front
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 14 Aug 1918, p. 1     Mr. and Mrs. Amos Pyett, North Grimsby, received the sad news on Monday, August 12th of the death of their son, Herbert Ross Pyett who was killed while fighting in France. He enlisted from Melfort, Sask. early in the war, and a young wife and two young children in that ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 14 Aug 1918, p. 1   Mr. and Mrs. Amos Pyett, North Grimsby, received the sad news on Monday, August 12th of the death of their son, Herbert Ross Pyett who was killed while fighting in ...
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