Etc. -- Dorothy G. Powless' 1919 death
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 6 article in the 24 Jul 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Little Child Killed by 
Lady's Motor Car

Peace celebration day will be remembered as one of aught but joy by Mr. and Mrs. J. Powless of Wilsonville. 

They had gone to Hamilton for the day, leaving their young daughter, Dorothy Grace, a guest with her aunt in Brantford.

The little girl was getting ice cream from the street vendor and did not notice an auto driven by Mrs. A. Percy approaching.

Mrs. Percy cut down to eight miles an hour to pass the group of children around the ice cream wagon, but the little girl, as soon as she received her cone, ran backwards into the street directly in the path of the auto.

Mrs. Percy swerved, but the fender caught the child and threw her under the front wheels, which passed over the child's body, crushing her fatally.

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