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  • Swimming accident at the lake front
    Grimsby Independent, 6 Jul 1921, p. 1     Another drowning accident happened at the lakeshore, Grimsby, on Saturday afternoon last when Wilfrid John Hildreth was drowned while swimming off the east pier. Hildreth and several other young men had been swimming off the second crib from the end of the pier, when the other boys suddenly missed ...
    Grimsby Independent, 6 Jul 1921, p. 1   Another drowning accident happened at the lakeshore, Grimsby, on Saturday afternoon last ...
  • Cramp Takes Life of Twenty Year Old Beamsville Youth
    Grimsby Independent, 30 Jun 1949, p. 1     The waters of Lake Ontario claimed the life of 20 year old Donald Shearer, May Street, Beamsville, while his brother Craig "Red" Shearer was rescued in a state of near exhaustion. The accident occurred late Sunday afternoon, east of Lincoln Avenue, Beamsville, as the two boys drifted away from a ...
    Grimsby Independent, 30 Jun 1949, p. 1   The waters of Lake Ontario claimed the life of 20 year old ...
  • Man drowned at the Beach
    Grimsby Independent, 2 Sep 1925, p. 1     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
    Grimsby Independent, 2 Sep 1925, p. 1   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
  • Missing Man Found in the Grand River
    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 ...
    Grimsby Independent, 8 Apr 1948, p. 1,5   The body of Gordon R. Philps, 59-year-old farmer and cattle trader, who ...
  • No inquest will be held following drowning fatality
    Grimsby Independent, 20 Aug 1942, p. 1,8     It was announced by Coroner C.W. Elmore of Beamsville last week that no inquest would be held into the death by drowning of Vernon Cecil Thompson of Montreal. Mr. Thompson met his death while swimming at the beach just east of Maple avenue last Thursday afternoon. The actual cause of ...
    Grimsby Independent, 20 Aug 1942, p. 1,8   It was announced by Coroner C.W. Elmore of Beamsville last week that ...
  • A Sad Drowning Fatality
    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...
    Grimsby Independent, 12 Feb 1913, p. 1   Grimsby Historical Society Archives has only a partial front page of the ...
  • Young Girl Loses Life in the Lake
    Grimsby Independent, 28 Jun 1945, p. 1,7     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
    Grimsby Independent, 28 Jun 1945, p. 1,7   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
  • Grimsby boy dies suddenly
    Grimsby Independent, 15 Jul 1936, p. 1     Apparently falls from log - body taken from two feet of water at lake - death of Jimmy Hayes attributed to heart attack. Jimmy Hayes, 14-year-old son of James Hayes, Grimsby, died at Grimsby Wednesday evening under unusual circumstances. The lad had been working near the lake all summer, and ...
    Grimsby Independent, 15 Jul 1936, p. 1   Apparently falls from log - body taken from two feet of water ...
  • Was drowned at Fifteen Beach
    Grimsby Independent, 15 Jul 1936, p. 1     David Sproat's first boat ride on Wednesday afternoon of last week ended in tragedy when the two-year-old son of Mr.and Mrs. Stanley Sproat, 2A Wiley Street, St. Catharines, was drowned and four adults narrowly escaped a similar fate at the Fifteen Beach. Emily Sutherland, 54 Westchester Avenue, ...
    Grimsby Independent, 15 Jul 1936, p. 1   David Sproat's first boat ride on Wednesday afternoon of last week ended ...
  • Sammy Beere drowns in harbor
    Grimsby Independent, 11 Aug 1920     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
    Grimsby Independent, 11 Aug 1920   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
  • Holiday drowning near Vineland
    Grimsby Independent, 30 Mar 1921, p. 1     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
    Grimsby Independent, 30 Mar 1921, p. 1   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
  • Swimming accident at the lake front
    Grimsby Independent, 6 Jul 1921, p. 1     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
    Grimsby Independent, 6 Jul 1921, p. 1   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
  • Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Palmer drowned while skating
    Grimsby Independent, 12 Jan 1916, p. 1     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
    Grimsby Independent, 12 Jan 1916, p. 1   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
  • Lisle McNinch drowned; heavy current in channel carried body out to the lake
    Grimsby Independent, 26 Apr 1916, p. 1     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
    Grimsby Independent, 26 Apr 1916, p. 1   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
  • Clinton resident drowned in lake
    Grimsby Independent, 5 Aug 1943, p. 1     An evening swim from a rowboat ended Monday night in the death of Wilbur Montmorency, 22, of Clinton township, who drowned in an effort to overtake the boat which drifted out into the lake with Miss Kathleen Clark of Beamsville. Montmorency, who had attended the Calvary Gospel Church service and ...
    Grimsby Independent, 5 Aug 1943, p. 1   An evening swim from a rowboat ended Monday night in the death ...
  • Body found
    Grimsby Independent, 12 Aug 1943, p. 5     The body of Wilbur Montmorency, 22, of Clinton township, drowned in Lake Ontario on August 1, was found floating in the lake on Sunday. Dr. C.W. Elmore, coroner, who investigated, stated that no inquest would be held. The young man's body, according to information given the coroner, was found by ...
    Grimsby Independent, 12 Aug 1943, p. 5   The body of Wilbur Montmorency, 22, of Clinton township, drowned in Lake ...
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