Etc. -- Sam Yuen's 1920 murder
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Am unedited transcription of a page 1 article in the 8 Jul 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.
Paragraph breaks added by the transcriber, the source being a single paragraph. 


Word has been received in town by Ho Deep, of the Chinese laundry, from a Toronto friend, that Sam Yuen, for a number of years in business here, was murdered in Sault Ste. Marie recently. 

The letter states that the slayers of Yuen beat him over the head with a hammer or some heavy instrument -- that they were known, and one of them apprehended. 

Since leaving Simcoe some four or five years ago, Sam Yuen was in business in Port Dover, and worked in Hamilton previous to going to Sault Ste. Marie, where he engaged in the restaurant business. 

He was a good type of Chinaman, was given special training and attention in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church here, and anxious to become thoroughly Christianized. 

A few years ago he married a while bride in Hamilton, and with with her and their four-year-old child, visited Simcoe last year. The child, while here, had a narrow escape with an automobile.

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