Norfolk Man loses life
in collapse of building
Alan [sic] Boyington,
34, single son of Joseph Boyington of Charlotteville, was instantly
killed at Springfield, Ohio, on Thursday afternoon last.
A large building that was
being repaired, and upon
which he was working as a carpenter, collapsed.
Three other workmen were
also killed and 13 others injured.
Boyington's death was
instantaneous, his neck being broken by a falling timber.
Robert Rochester, who lives
25 miles away at Dayton, heard of the accident and that a Simcoe man
had been one of the victims, immediately went down and was able to
be of assistance.
He writes us that he learned
from a Mr. Rowland, Boyington's employer, that the young man was an
exceedingly fine character and greatly thought of in Springford,
where he had lived for several years and
was well known.
He was in a draft due to
leave for training for the U.S. army in a few days.
The body arrived in Simcoe,
Monday, by a L. E. and N. car, at 9:30 a.m., and the funeral took
place at Forestville that afternoon.