Etc. -- Fred Ayer's 1917 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the St. Williams column of the 26 Apr 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

While sawing wood with a machine on the property of the Dominion Settlement Association Company on Wednesday, 18 Apr 1917, an accident occurred which caused the death of one of our townsmen, Mr. Fred Ayers.

He was taking wood from a pile of long poles which stood on end and placing them on the machine when the remainder of the pile gave way, and in falling caught him beneath it.

On being examined by Dr. Boddy his injuries were considered so dangerous that he was sent to the hospital at Hamilton, where he died Sunday morning last.

His remains were brought here and the funeral held at the home of his mother on Tuesday at 2 p.m. 

He leaves a wife and mother, two brothers and three sisters, who are in great grief at the loss of one of their family, and they have the sympathy of their many friends in this place.

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