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  • Pioneer of Fruit District Crosses the Great Divide
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 21 Oct 1948, p. 1,5     A long and useful life was ended last Friday evening with the death of Hon. E.D. Smith, 95, at his home, "Helderleigh", in Winona. One of the great pioneer builders of the Dominion of Canada, he was a member of the Canadian Senate for 32 years and was dean of ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 21 Oct 1948, p. 1,5   A long and useful life was ended last Friday evening with the death of Hon. E.D. Smith, 95, at his home, "Helderleigh", in Winona. One of the great pioneer builders ...
  • Well-Known Resident is Suddenly Called
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 1 Apr 1948, p. 1,7     A native of London, Ontario, and former director of agricultural training in the United States Bureau of Education, at Washington, Chester D. Jarvis, Ph.D., died suddenly at his home, Kerman Avenue, Grimsby, on Thursday. In his 72nd year, he was born at London in 1876, a son of the late ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 1 Apr 1948, p. 1,7   A native of London, Ontario, and former director of agricultural training in the United States Bureau of Education, at Washington, Chester D. Jarvis, Ph.D., died suddenly at his home, Kerman ...
  • Missing Man Found in the Grand River
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 8 Apr 1948, p. 1,5     The body of Gordon R. Philps, 59-year-old farmer and cattle trader, who was missing from his Clinton Township home since a week ago Tuesday morning, was found in the Grand River near Cayuga shortly before noon on Sunday. It was recovered by William "Red" Hill, Niagara Falls, who, together with ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 8 Apr 1948, p. 1,5   The body of Gordon R. Philps, 59-year-old farmer and cattle trader, who was missing from his Clinton Township home since a week ago Tuesday morning, was found in the Grand ...
  • Employee of Town Suddenly Stricken
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 15 Apr 1948, p. 12     A well known employee of the Town of Grimsby, James Scott, town teamster, suffered a sudden seizure on Wednesday morning and passed away before medical aid could reach him. Deceased, along with Mike Sweet, was engaged in cutting down a tree on Murray Street when shortly before 11 o'clock he ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 15 Apr 1948, p. 12   A well known employee of the Town of Grimsby, James Scott, town teamster, suffered a sudden seizure on Wednesday morning and passed away before medical aid could reach him. Deceased, ...
  • Former Grimsby Man Passes in Florida
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 22 Apr 1948, p. 1,10     Information received in Grimsby on Sunday night was to the effect that a former Grimsby resident, Stanley Patterson of Wintergarden, Fla., had suffered a heart seizure on Saturday night and passed away. As far as is known he was visiting with another old Grimsby boy, James Cloughley, at the time ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 22 Apr 1948, p. 1,10   Information received in Grimsby on Sunday night was to the effect that a former Grimsby resident, Stanley Patterson of Wintergarden, Fla., had suffered a heart seizure on Saturday night and ...
  • Grimsby Man Victim of Carbon Monoxide
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 5 Feb 1948, p. 1,3     Edward Penfold found Slumped Beside His Car On Saturday Afternoon - Doors Of Garage Were Closed. Edward V. Penfold, of 82 Paton Street, Grimsby, failed to respond to treatment, following his being discovered by his wife, slumped over the running board of his auto, which was in the family garage. ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 5 Feb 1948, p. 1,3   Edward Penfold found Slumped Beside His Car On Saturday Afternoon - Doors Of Garage Were Closed. Edward V. Penfold, of 82 Paton Street, Grimsby, failed to respond to treatment, following ...
  • Passes Suddenly on C.N. Railway Train
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 9 Sep 1948, p. 1,5     The many friends in Grimsby of R.S.M. George and Mrs. Watkins were greatly shocked on Monday afternoon and Tuesday to hear of the sudden death on Labor Day morning of Mr. Watkins. The first intimation of his passing came when ex-Mayor Edric S. Johnson received a telegram from Mrs. Watkins, ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 9 Sep 1948, p. 1,5   The many friends in Grimsby of R.S.M. George and Mrs. Watkins were greatly shocked on Monday afternoon and Tuesday to hear of the sudden death on Labor Day morning of ...
  • Walter West called home by His Maker
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 22 Jan 1948, p. 1,3     Prominent Grimsby Businessman and Sportsman Stricken Suddenly On Friday Morning Last - 32 Years in Grimsby. A little black and gold plate Friday rested in the doorway of "West the Barber". The little card bearing the one word - Bereaved - was indeed a sincere message, and is how a ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 22 Jan 1948, p. 1,3   Prominent Grimsby Businessman and Sportsman Stricken Suddenly On Friday Morning Last - 32 Years in Grimsby. A little black and gold plate Friday rested in the doorway of "West the ...
  • Two months' sentence in the Rushton case
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 29 Jan 1948, p. 1     Sentence of two months in jail was imposed on James Winston Ferris, 31-year-old Dundas man, at the winter assizes of the Ontario Supreme Court held in Hamilton. Mr. Justice A.M. LeBel imposed sentence after Ferris was acquitted of manslaughter, but convicted of assault last week. The charge was ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent (18851105), 29 Jan 1948, p. 1   Sentence of two months in jail was imposed on James Winston Ferris, 31-year-old Dundas man, at the winter assizes of the Ontario Supreme Court held in Hamilton. Mr. Justice A.M. ...
  • Prominent Manufacturer of Niagara Peninsula Passes
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 4 Mar 1948, p. 1,8     Ex-Mayor Arthur Hewson Had Been Ill For Some Months - Served Grimsby On The Last Village Council And As Mayor For Six Years And Latterly As A Water Commissioner - Began His Life Work In The Basket Industry In The Early 90's - Conducted A Great Amount of Experimental Work ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 4 Mar 1948, p. 1,8   Ex-Mayor Arthur Hewson Had Been Ill For Some Months - Served Grimsby On The Last Village Council And As Mayor For Six Years And Latterly As A Water Commissioner - ...
  • Little Child Crushed Under Wheels of Delivery Truck
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Aug 1948, p. 1     Driver Never Saw Little Tot As He Slowly Backed Out Of Driveway - William Walter Ball Killed Before Eyes Of Mother Who Was Too Far Away To Save Him - In full view of his mother, not close enough to save him, William Walter Ball, 17-month-old son and only child ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Aug 1948, p. 1   Driver Never Saw Little Tot As He Slowly Backed Out Of Driveway - William Walter Ball Killed Before Eyes Of Mother Who Was Too Far Away To Save Him - ...
  • Instantly Killed by Train at Crossing
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Aug 1948, p. 1     George Campbell, 72, prominent fruit grower of R.R.1, Jordan, was instantly killed shortly after 1 o'clock Monday afternoon when his one-ton truck was struck by a CNR locomotive at a crossing just east of Vineland. Campbell, who was alone in the truck, was thrown out as the truck tumbled ahead ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 19 Aug 1948, p. 1   George Campbell, 72, prominent fruit grower of R.R.1, Jordan, was instantly killed shortly after 1 o'clock Monday afternoon when his one-ton truck was struck by a CNR locomotive at a ...
  • "Mayor of Little Places" Crosses the Great Divide
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 27 May 1948, p. 1,8     Andrew D. Clarke, native son of Grimsby suffers sudden seizure - Became one of Canada's greatest radio personalities through his "Neighborly News" Broadcast - had been equally as well known as a newspaperman. All Ontario was saddened and shocked on Wednesday night and early on Thursday morning ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 27 May 1948, p. 1,8   Andrew D. Clarke, native son of Grimsby suffers sudden seizure - Became one of Canada's greatest radio personalities through his "Neighborly News" Broadcast - had been equally as well known ...
  • Prominent in Fruit Industry Many Years
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 2 Sep 1948, p. 1,9     For many years one of the most prominent men in the fruit industry of Ontario, as well as in general activities for the advancement of this area, Charles William Franklin (Frank) Carpenter, of Grimsby, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, on Thursday last. In his 82nd year, he was born ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 2 Sep 1948, p. 1,9   For many years one of the most prominent men in the fruit industry of Ontario, as well as in general activities for the advancement of this area, Charles William Franklin ...
  • Little Baby Burned to Death in Crib
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 9 Sep 1948, p. 1,5     The burned and charred body of two and a half year old Kenneth Austin was found in the crib in which he met his death, following a flash fire that raced through the three room dwelling on the M.S. Nelles property last Friday afternoon. The child, youngest son of Mr. ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 9 Sep 1948, p. 1,5   The burned and charred body of two and a half year old Kenneth Austin was found in the crib in which he met his death, following a flash fire that ...
  • Gas Explosion Takes Life of Former Grimsby Woman
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 7 Oct 1948, p. 1,3     Little more than an hour after they heard a radio newscast Sunday evening telling of a woman being taken from her blast-shattered 13th floor apartment after an explosion had caused hundreds of tenants to flee from a 15-storey apartment in New York City's Peter Cooper Housing Development, Mr. and ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 7 Oct 1948, p. 1,3   Little more than an hour after they heard a radio newscast Sunday evening telling of a woman being taken from her blast-shattered 13th floor apartment after an explosion had caused ...
  • Instantly Killed Walking on Highway
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 21 Oct 1948, p. 1,11     Mary Boldt, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Boldt, R.R. 1, Vineland, was instantly killed on Saturday night when she was struck by a car driven by George Knight, 28, of Vineland Station. The unfortunate girl was walking along a country road with Muriel Bowers, a girl friend. Miss ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 21 Oct 1948, p. 1,11   Mary Boldt, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Boldt, R.R. 1, Vineland, was instantly killed on Saturday night when she was struck by a car driven by George Knight, ...
  • Death Calls Old Soldier
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 16 Dec 1948, p. 21,22     ... Hospital, London, on Friday, December 10, 1948. He had been a patient...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 16 Dec 1948, p. 21,22   ... Hospital, London, on Friday, December 10, 1948. He had been a patient...
  • Full Legion Honours Given to American Army Soldier
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 13 May 1948, p. 1,5     All the honours that could be given by a little town to a fighting man of the Empire, or her Allied Forces, were given this week to PFC John Wesley VanDyke of the American Army, who gave his all in defense of His Country and the Allied Forces at the ...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 13 May 1948, p. 1,5   All the honours that could be given by a little town to a fighting man of the Empire, or her Allied Forces, were given this week to PFC John Wesley ...
  • Stockard, Joel (Died)
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  appeared in Grimsby Independent, 12 Feb 1948, p. 5. Date of Event: Feb 1948     Funeral services for the late Joel Stockard were held from the Stonehouse Funeral Home and St. Andrew's Church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Deceased was born in Texas in 1883, and was an investment banker in Detroit from 1911 until 1940, when he retired to Tyron, North Carolina. In his ...
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  appeared in Grimsby Independent, 12 Feb 1948, p. 5. Date of Event: Feb 1948   Funeral services for the late Joel Stockard were held from the Stonehouse Funeral Home and St. Andrew's Church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Deceased was born in Texas in 1883, ...
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