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  • Former Grimsby Boy Reported Missing
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 12 Jun 1952, p. 12     Flying Officer Barry Allan Newman was reported missing by the R.C.A.F. Tuesday night, several hours after the Mustang aircraft Newman was piloting exploded in midair and disappeared in the waters of Lake Ontario a short distance from the R.C.A.F. station at Trenton. No further details are ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 12 Jun 1952, p. 12   Flying Officer Barry Allan Newman was reported missing by the R.C.A.F. Tuesday night, several hours after the Mustang aircraft Newman was piloting exploded in midair and disappeared in the waters ...
  • Boy Passes While Under Anaesthesia
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 27 Dec 1951, p. 1     A 10-year-old Fruitland Boy, Charles DeWitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford DeWitt, died on Monday while under an anaesthetic when having teeth extracted at the office of Dr. Aubrey Crich. An autopsy was later performed by Dr. Lorne Whittaker, pathologist of the St. Catharines General Hospital, at ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 27 Dec 1951, p. 1   A 10-year-old Fruitland Boy, Charles DeWitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford DeWitt, died on Monday while under an anaesthetic when having teeth extracted at the office of Dr. Aubrey ...
  • Investigate Possible Death Factor of Orchard Spray
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Jun 1952, p. 1,7     Niagara Township Farmer Hospitalized When He Became Ill After Using a Chemical Spray - Failed to Recover - Second Case is Making Progress. Use of an orchard spray developed during the last war by the chemical warfare division of the German army was considered as a possible contributing factor in ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Jun 1952, p. 1,7   Niagara Township Farmer Hospitalized When He Became Ill After Using a Chemical Spray - Failed to Recover - Second Case is Making Progress. Use of an orchard spray developed during ...
  • Old Residents will Recall This Lady
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 3 Jan 1952, p. 1,8     The Independent is in receipt of the following article from Mrs. Wm. Rickel of Dayton, Ohio, which we believe will be of interest to a great many of the older residents of this district. Mabel Woolverton Mode: 4-29-1874 to 11-21-1951. I thought your paper might be interested in having information ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 3 Jan 1952, p. 1,8   The Independent is in receipt of the following article from Mrs. Wm. Rickel of Dayton, Ohio, which we believe will be of interest to a great many of the older ...
  • A Gracious Lady is Linked with Past
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 14 Feb 1952, p. 6     Mrs. J.W. Unwin who celebrates her 88th birthday on Sunday next, Feb. 17th, is another link with the early days of Grimsby and St. Andrew's Church of which she has been a life-long member. Her two grandfathers both bore the name Henry Nelles; on the paternal side, Henry Nelles held ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 14 Feb 1952, p. 6   Mrs. J.W. Unwin who celebrates her 88th birthday on Sunday next, Feb. 17th, is another link with the early days of Grimsby and St. Andrew's Church of which she has ...
  • Former Grimsby Man Dies in California
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 27 Jul 1950, p. 1,8     (Los Angeles Examiner) - George G. Young, 74, former general manager and publisher of the Los Angeles Examiner, died suddenly, July 6th, in Manhattan Beach, where he had lived since his retirement 12 years ago. Mr. Young had been in good health and active, entertaining Saturday night at his home, ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 27 Jul 1950, p. 1,8   (Los Angeles Examiner) - George G. Young, 74, former general manager and publisher of the Los Angeles Examiner, died suddenly, July 6th, in Manhattan Beach, where he had lived since ...
  • Woman Suffers Loss of Legs, Dies From Injuries
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 24 Apr 1952, p. 1,6     Mrs. Donat Reinville Hit by Eastbound C.N.R. Freight Just West of Brickyard Sideroad - Train had to be Broken in Order to Remove Her from Underneath Locomotive. Mrs. Donat Reinville, Clinton Township woman, died in Hamilton General Hospital, Monday, from injuries sustained early Saturday morning, ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 24 Apr 1952, p. 1,6   Mrs. Donat Reinville Hit by Eastbound C.N.R. Freight Just West of Brickyard Sideroad - Train had to be Broken in Order to Remove Her from Underneath Locomotive. Mrs. Donat Reinville, ...
  • Given Judgment in Death of his Wife
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 29 May 1952, p. 1,10     Father Killed Woman on South Grimsby Farm - Son Gets $6,250 From His Estate. Mr. Justice D.P.J. Kelly last Wednesday granted a judgment of $6,250 to John Ivan Podwinsky, R.R. 3, Smithville, against the estate of his father, William Podwinsky, who killed the plaintiff's wife with a hammer on Dec. ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 29 May 1952, p. 1,10   Father Killed Woman on South Grimsby Farm - Son Gets $6,250 From His Estate. Mr. Justice D.P.J. Kelly last Wednesday granted a judgment of $6,250 to John Ivan Podwinsky, R.R. ...
  • Tragic Death
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 17 Jul 1952, p. 1     Friends in Winona and district will regret to learn of the tragic death of five and a half year old Johnny Davison, son of Robert Davison, who, after the death of his wife, left Winona with his family of four children, early in May for England to make a home ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 17 Jul 1952, p. 1   Friends in Winona and district will regret to learn of the tragic death of five and a half year old Johnny Davison, son of Robert Davison, who, after the death ...
  • Grimsby's greatest tragedy occurred half century ago
    NewspaperText  J. Orlon Livingston, Grimsby Independent, 22 Jan 1959, p. 1     A sneak thief was the direct cause of five people being killed, one severely injured and 8 children left orphans- Depot Street railway crossing claimed nine lives in seven years - after hard fought legal battle gates were ordered installed. A sneak thief was the cause of the greatest tragedy ...
    NewspaperText  J. Orlon Livingston, Grimsby Independent, 22 Jan 1959, p. 1   A sneak thief was the direct cause of five people being killed, one severely injured and 8 children left orphans- Depot Street railway crossing claimed nine lives in seven years ...
  • Will be Remembered by Local Veterans
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 21 Nov 1951, p. 1     Dr. William Kirk Colbeck, 73, founder of the Colbeck Clinic and former president of the Ontario Medical Association, died Tuesday at Welland. He was a pioneer in radiology. During World War I he served as a captain in the 55th Canadian Field Ambulance and was wounded at Passchendaele. He was ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 21 Nov 1951, p. 1   Dr. William Kirk Colbeck, 73, founder of the Colbeck Clinic and former president of the Ontario Medical Association, died Tuesday at Welland. He was a pioneer in radiology. During World ...
  • Former Legislator Passes in Toronto
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 21 Nov 1951, p. 1,3     Robert Henry Kemp, well-known Beamsville fruit grower and Lincoln County representative in the Provincial House with the Farmers Progressive Party in 1923 and 1926, died Wednesday evening in Toronto in his 85th year. Born in the Upper Thirty District, Clinton Township, a son of the late Thomas and ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 21 Nov 1951, p. 1,3   Robert Henry Kemp, well-known Beamsville fruit grower and Lincoln County representative in the Provincial House with the Farmers Progressive Party in 1923 and 1926, died Wednesday evening in Toronto in ...
  • First Mayor of Grimsby Crosses the Great Divide
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 6 Dec 1951, p. 1,9     Grimsby's oldest living native-born on passed to his last reward in West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning last, in the person of ex-Mayor Charles Towler Farrell, at the age of 81 years. He was born in the then Township of Grimsby on Oct. 26th, 1870, a son of the ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 6 Dec 1951, p. 1,9   Grimsby's oldest living native-born on passed to his last reward in West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning last, in the person of ex-Mayor Charles Towler Farrell, at the age ...
  • District Resident Fatally Injured on Queen Elizabeth
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 13 Dec 1951, p. 1,3     Vernon Barrick, 60, of R.R. 3, Beamsville, a former resident of Grimsby, was killed instantly before 6 p.m. Sunday, when struck by a car on the Queen Elizabeth Way between Elizabeth Street and the Ontario Street bridge, Grimsby. His car was found later, out of gas, on the shoulder of ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 13 Dec 1951, p. 1,3   Vernon Barrick, 60, of R.R. 3, Beamsville, a former resident of Grimsby, was killed instantly before 6 p.m. Sunday, when struck by a car on the Queen Elizabeth Way between ...
  • Prominent Winona Resident Passes On
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 13 Dec 1951, p. 1,3     For many years one of the most active men in the Niagara fruit growing industry, Joseph J. Smith, 70, of Winona, died at the Hamilton General Hospital last Friday. He was past president of the Ontario Fruit Growers' Association, past president of the Niagara District Grape Growers' ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 13 Dec 1951, p. 1,3   For many years one of the most active men in the Niagara fruit growing industry, Joseph J. Smith, 70, of Winona, died at the Hamilton General Hospital last Friday. He ...
  • Councillor Don Beamer Meets Accidental Death
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 8 Feb 1951, p. 1,3     Donald Beamer, lifelong resident of North Grimsby Township, died instantly under the wheels of a Lincoln County snow plough, the very machine that was to bring to an end a night of frustration and hardship, in zero temperatures, for Beamer, his cousin, James Beamer, and members of the Grimsby ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 8 Feb 1951, p. 1,3   Donald Beamer, lifelong resident of North Grimsby Township, died instantly under the wheels of a Lincoln County snow plough, the very machine that was to bring to an end a ...
  • Former Grimsby Boy Passes in Ireland
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 15 Feb 1951, p. 1,8     The following article from the Hamilton, Bermuda Gazette, will be of interest to many people. The death occurred on Thursday, February 1st, at his home in Cork, Eire, of Mr. Gordon Hamilton Burland, the founder of the G.H.Burland Company, constructional engineers and building contractors. About ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 15 Feb 1951, p. 1,8   The following article from the Hamilton, Bermuda Gazette, will be of interest to many people. The death occurred on Thursday, February 1st, at his home in Cork, Eire, of Mr. ...
  • Judge J.G.S. Stanbury Dies - Served County 12 Years
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 17 May 1951, p. 1,8     Was made a King's Counsel in 1935 - Appointed to Lincoln County Court Bench in Autumn of 1936 - He was also Juvenile Judge - Graduated from University of Toronto in 1896. Former Lincoln County judge, a prominent legal reformer and well-known citizen, Judge James George Stuart Stanbury, K.C., ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 17 May 1951, p. 1,8   Was made a King's Counsel in 1935 - Appointed to Lincoln County Court Bench in Autumn of 1936 - He was also Juvenile Judge - Graduated from University of Toronto ...
  • Prominent Buffalo Businessman Passes
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 17 May 1951, p. 1,4     Frederick A. VanDyke, native of Grimsby, had many interests in various parts of United States at one time. After a lingering illness of long duration, Frederick Arthur VanDyke, a native son of Grimsby and a prominent businessman of Buffalo, N.Y. passed away at his home on Saturday morning ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 17 May 1951, p. 1,4   Frederick A. VanDyke, native of Grimsby, had many interests in various parts of United States at one time. After a lingering illness of long duration, Frederick Arthur VanDyke, a native ...
  • Veteran Fruit Man Passes on Saturday
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 14 Jun 1951, p. 1,8     Egbert M. Smith, of Winona, one of the Niagara Peninsula's best known fruit growers, died at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby, Saturday morning, in his 91st year. Born in Bartonville, the son of Ransom R. Smith, he had lived at Winona from the age of 2 months. Of United Empire ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 14 Jun 1951, p. 1,8   Egbert M. Smith, of Winona, one of the Niagara Peninsula's best known fruit growers, died at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby, Saturday morning, in his 91st year. Born in Bartonville, ...
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