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  • River Body Unidentified, Plan Autopsy
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 9 Aug 1952, p. 1     Suspicious Death ; Weighted Body ; McIntyre River ; Unidentified Body ; Awaiting Autopsy
    Newspaper  Port Arthur News Chronicle, 9 Aug 1952, p. 1   Suspicious Death ; Weighted Body ; McIntyre River ; Unidentified Body ; Awaiting Autopsy
  • Autopsy confirms no foul play in death of teenager.  Labelled a case of misadventure.
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  • Man drowned at the Beach
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 2 Sep 1925, p. 1     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 2 Sep 1925, p. 1   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
  • Cramp Takes Life of Twenty Year Old Beamsville Youth
    NewspaperText  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 ...
    NewspaperText  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 ...
  • 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....
  • 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 ...
  • No inquest will be held following drowning fatality
    NewspaperText  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 ...
    NewspaperText  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 ...
  • Swimming accident at the lake front
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 6 Jul 1921, p. 1     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 6 Jul 1921, p. 1   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
  • Holiday drowning near Vineland
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 30 Mar 1921, p. 1     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 30 Mar 1921, p. 1   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
  • Sammy Beere drowns in harbor
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 11 Aug 1920     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 11 Aug 1920   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum...
  • Lisle McNinch drowned; heavy current in channel carried body out to the lake
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Apr 1916, p. 1     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum....
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 26 Apr 1916, p. 1   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum....
  • Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Palmer drowned while skating
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 12 Jan 1916, p. 1     Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum....
    NewspaperText  Grimsby Independent, 12 Jan 1916, p. 1   Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum....
  • Was drowned at Fifteen Beach
    NewspaperText  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, ...
    NewspaperText  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 ...
  • Grimsby boy dies suddenly
    NewspaperText  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 ...
    NewspaperText  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, ...
  • Body found
    NewspaperText  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 ...
    NewspaperText  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, ...
  • Clinton resident drowned in lake
    NewspaperText  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 ...
    NewspaperText  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 ...
  • Swimming accident at the lake front
    NewspaperText  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 ...
    NewspaperText  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 ...
  • Body Found
    Newspaper  Flesherton Advance, 26 Apr 1883     No.98, Pg.3, Col.4...
    Newspaper  Flesherton Advance, 26 Apr 1883   No.98, Pg.3, Col.4...
  • Murder in Toronto
    Newspaper  York Commonwealth, 10 Dec 1858, p. 2     Article about the murder of Thomas Madigan in Toronto 6 Dec 1858. Article also contains information about the post mortem examination, his funeral and burial services. Victim was buried in the Catholic cemetery on Yonge street. His burial plot is on unconsecrated ground on orders of the bishop. The reason ...
    Newspaper  York Commonwealth, 10 Dec 1858, p. 2   Article about the murder of Thomas Madigan in Toronto 6 Dec 1858. Article also contains information about the post mortem examination, his funeral and burial services. Victim was buried in ...
  • The body of William Heaten, of Victoria Square, exhumed
    Newspaper  York Herald, 27 Jan 1860, p. 2     Account of a court case in which a body was exhumed to determine that the original cause of death was accurate. Vestry of the Methodist Chapel....
    Newspaper  York Herald, 27 Jan 1860, p. 2   Account of a court case in which a body was exhumed to determine that the original cause of death was accurate. Vestry of the Methodist Chapel....
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