Etc. -- Harry Tisdale vanishes, found (3 articles)
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 18 Mar 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Harry Tisdale Vanishes

Harry Tisdale, the 19-year-old son of Edward Tisdale of Charlotteville Township, has been missing since Wednesday morning, 10 Mar 1920.

A searching party out all day last Thursday failed to locate him.

On Tuesday, he went to a neighbor's farm house to spend the evening with the young folks at Oliver Walsh's. Owing to a bad turn in the weather and the condition of the roads, he decided to stay all night, starting for home next morning.

The alarm was not raised until late in the afternoon, and the next day a stream over which he had to pass was followed by a searching party without results.

The rapid thaw that has developed has obliterated foot prints. As the young man was subject to fainting spells it was feared that he might have fallen into the stream or had been overcome and perished  from exposure.

Up to the present no trace of the young fellow has been found.

He was of a fair complexion, 5 feet 10 inches in height, and weighed about [13] pounds. He wore a grey suit, brown overcoat, dark cap, and hip boots of red rubber.
 

A lightly edited partial transcription of the Brown's Corners column on page 3 of the 18 Mar 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

BROWN'S CORNERS

Men to the number of about 30 searched this vicinity on Friday and Sunday for trace of Harry Tisdale of the sixth concession, who disappeared on Wednesday morning last while returning home from Ollie Walsh's near Vittoria, where he had spent the night.

So far the search has been fruitless, and all efforts to find him have failed. Much sympathy is felt for the anxious parents.
 

A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 25 Mar 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Harry Tisdale's body found

The body of Harry Tisdale, the 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tisdale of Vittoria, was found in Young's Creek Sunday afternoon, partly embedded in the sand.

The young man spent the night of 9 Mar 1920 at the home of Mr. Oliver Walsh, and left for home early on the morning of 10 Mar 1920. This was the last seen of him.

Diligent search was continued, but no trace was found of him until Sunday afternoon, 21 Mar 1920.

The body was found by Carol Wilson and Nelson Forest. It is supposed that the young fellow fell in the swollen creek while looking after traps.

Coroner McGilvery decided an inquest unnecessary and the remains were taken to the undertaking rooms at Vittoria.

The intervening time since the unfortunate young man's disappearance has been a most harrowing one for his family and relatives, to whom the sympathy of the entire community goes out.

The funeral took place from his late home on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock to the Presbyterian Cemetery in Vittoria.
 

 
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