Etc. -- "Billy" Matthews's body found
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A lightly edited page 1 article in the 1 Jul 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 

"Billy" Matthews' body found

The body of "Billy" Matthews, a lad 17 years of age, who had been missing since Sunday evening, 20 Jun 1920, from the farm home of Mr. Lloyd Kelly, Lot 20, Concession 3, South Walsingham, 2 miles from 
St. Williams, was found on Tuesday, 
29 Jun 1920, nine days after his disappearance, in a field on the farm.

He had been in the employ of Mr. Kelly for  some 15 months, and came from a Boys Home in Toronto.

Whether the shooting was accidental or suicide, The Reformer, up to the time of going to press, has been unable to find out.

On the night in question, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly had gone to church, leaving Matthews alone in the house. On their return, he was missing.

He was a chap of exceptionally fine character. On one occasion he had been heard to remark that he was tired of farming.

Copyright 2017 John Cardiff