Etc. -- Robert S. Fleming's 1920 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Port Dover column on page 7 of the 15 Jul 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


As we write these items the sad intelligence comes in that Mr. R. S. Fleming, a highly respected resident of this village for many years, had been killed this afternoon at a barn raising at the farm of his son-in-law Lloyd Chrysler, through a beam prop giving way and allowing the beam to fall on him with such force that he expired before he could be carried to the house after being extricated from the fallen timbers.

Deceased was an adherent of the Methodist Church and had for many years been a member of the local Board of Education.

To regret his untimely decease there are left his wife, three daughters and two sons, to whom the sympathy of the whole community goes out in their hour of sorrow.

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