Etc. -- Francis Box' 1910 obituary and follow-up, 1.1
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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Villa Nova column on page 4 of the 3 Nov 1910 issue 
of the Waterford Star newspaper. The same article appears on page 7 of the 10 Nov 1910 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Boy Hung Himself

Francis Box, a home boy, who has worked on the Thos. H. Johnston farm at Boston for two years, hung himself Tuesday afternoon.

He was found hanging from a hay rack lifter at the top of the barn.

The boy had been acting queer for two or three days, but nothing was thought of it until was found dead. There is no doubt his mind was deranged.

A representantive of the Home and 
Dr. R. J. Teeter, coroner, made an investigation yesterday morning.
 

A lightly edited partial transcription of the Villa Nova column on page 5 of the 17 Nov 1910 issue of the Waterford Star newspaper.

The suicide of a young Bernardo boy on Tuesday of last week at the home of his employer, Mr. Frank Johnston, near Boston, caused considerable excitement in this section.

The usual optimism of a boy of 13 years seems so directly opposed to self destruction that one can hardly conceive of any condition of mind aside from insanity as a cause.

Dr. Teeter, as coroner, with Mr. Johnston, as official representation of the Boys' Home in Toronto, carefully investigated the circumstances and found clear evidence of suicide.

The despondency leading up to it seems to have been induced by the the death of Mr. Thos. Johnson, which occurred about six weeks ago, and with whom he was especially friendly.
 

 
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