Fatal Accident in
A deplorable accident occurred
in Houghton on Tuesday, 30 Mar 1920, whereby Thomas Forsyth, a
well-known and highly respected resident of the township, met his death.
Deceased, who owns a portable
sawmill, had recently started sawing in the woods and had been in the
sawdust pit adjusting some of the machinery.
When emerging therefrom, he was
caught in the belting and whirled in a horrible manner before the engine
could be stopped. He lived only a few moments after the accident
about 40 years of age, and is survived by a widow and six
He was an
adopted son of the late Thos. Forsyth, and resided at Forsyth's
Corners, near Port Burwell.