Etc. -- Allen Boyington's 1917 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 7 article in the 4 Oct 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Former 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 injuried.

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.
 

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