Etc. -- Delbert Stewart's 1917 crash
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A lightly edited partial transcript of a column on page 16 of the 13 Dec 1917 issue of Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

An unfortunate accident occurred at the Elgin-Moore crossing, one mile east of Springfield, on Friday evening last, when the M.C.R. express crashed into the buggy driven by Delbert Stewart, killing both horse and driver.

The young man, who was 19 years of age, was the son of James Stewart of Walsingham Township, who resides near the village of Glen Meyer.

The boy was driving to Springfield to spend a few days with his grandfather, Rev. Mr. Wood. He was a student 
at the Tillsonburg High School.

Besides his parents he is survived by six brothers and four sisters. An inquest was held on Saturday morning 
by Coroner Sinclair of Aylmer and interment took place the following day at Bethel Cemetery.

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