Etc. -- Duncan Boomer is missing, found
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 8 Nov 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


A young man, a deaf mute, named Duncan Boomer, whose father has the same name, lives near the Block School House, north of Lynnville, in Windham, is missing.

The young man, who is 30 years of age, has been greatly perturbed over the prospect of being sent to war and ever since he signed his application for exemption, his father says, has acted excitedly.

On Sunday he went to the vicinity of Kelvin to visit relatives. He has been traced, on his return journey, to within a mile of his father's house, from which point nothing has been heard from him.

Any one who can give information is requested to communicate with Duncan Boomer, Lynnville P.O.

The missing man was driving a brown pony, hitched to a new Cockshutt buggy, with red gear, black body and round coil springs.

 A lightly edited transcription of a page 6 item in the 15 Nov 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Duncan Boomer, the deaf mute whose disappearance had caused his family much anciety, was found by Police Officer Nichol of Hagersville, in the Township of Walpole.

His parents were notified and the young man was taken tack home.

Driving homeward on the evening of 31 Oct 1917, he had take a wrong turn, and by moring was miles out of his way, and quite ignorant of the country.


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