Etc. -- Joseph Peddle drowned in 1899
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A lightly edited transcript of an article on page 1 of the 4 Jan 1900 issue of Waterford Star:

Drowned in Simcoe

On Saturday evening, shortly after six o'clock, a sad drowning fatality occurred in Browne's pond at the foot of Argyle street.

Joseph Peddle, while dazed with liquor, drove a horse and democrat in the pond, and the unfortunate man and the horse were drowned.

A young lad who witnessed the occurrence, gave the alarm but some 40 minutes elapsed before  the body of the man was recovered.

The deceased was some 40 years of age, 
and resided on the 9th concession of Charlotteville, about five miles west of this town. He leaves a wife and a large number of young children.

Coroner Stanton, having enquired into the circumstances of the sad occurrence, did not deem an inquest necessary. --Canadian.


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