Victim of Painful Accident
Mr. Elias Boughner, County
Clerk of Norfolk, was the victim Monday morning of a painful
accident, as he entered the vault belonging to his office in the
Court House with a lighted match in his hand.
Immediately he entered an
explosion occurred, caused from gas, which in some manner had been
escaping from the jet in the vault.
The veteran Clerk's face and
hands were severely burned and his clothing set on fire.
Mr. Boughner succeeded in
extinguishing the flames, and although suffering great pain, managed to
to save the books and papers that had caught fire, many of them of great
After being attended to by his
physician he was taken to his home.
His many friends in Norfolk will
rejoice to know that he is resting comfortably from the after effects of
the shock and burns he received.
The late Elias Boughner, County
Clerk of Norfolk, notwithstanding the hopes held out for his recovery,
succumbed last night, Wednesday, 28 Apr 1920, at 11:30 o'clock, from the
effects of injuries received on Monday, 19 Apr 1920, by an explosion of
gas as he entered the vault in his office at the Court House.
Deceased was in his 76th year.
The funeral will be held from his late residence, 101 Colborne Street
South, tomorrow afternoon, 30 Apr 1920, at 2:30 o'clock to Oakwood
The funeral of the late Elias Boughner, County
Clerk of Norfolk, was held last Friday afternoon at 2.30 from the
residence, 101 Colborne Street south, to Oakwood Cemetery.
The Council Council attended the
funeral in a body.
The pallbearers were all county officials:
His Honour Judge Boles,
Sheriff W. Tisdale,
Treasurer Jonathan Porter,
Jailor Oliver Robertson,
Deputy-Registrar Henry Johnson,
and Engineer Guy R. Marston.
The funeral services were
conducted by Rev. A. B. Farney and Rev. D. A. Moir.