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, 2¼ 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