Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
LePage, Herbie
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 21 Apr 1898, p. 3, column 2

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NOTE - a portion of the left side of the column has been torn away - the following is an attempt to transcribe the remainder:-
A Happy Home Suddenly Bereaved.
Last Thursday at noon the sad news was wired to the relatives here that Herbie, the seven-year-old son of Mr. H. T. LePage, Toronto, and Fred Dawson, the latter's nephew and partner in business, had been fatally burned. The LePage Manufacturing Co. manufactures door checks and the new individual communion cup services at 25 Cunningham Ave., Toronto, and Mr. Dawson was engaged in japaning checks when the japan caught fire. To avoid damage to building and stock he grasped the vessel containing the burning fluid, intending to carry it outdoors, but the intense heat made it boil over and covering his hands it caused him to relax his grasp and the burning mass poured down the ..... setting fire to floor, walls and stairway. Courageously he rushed down stairs through the flames and kicked the vessel ..... of doors. Though terribly burned and .....his clothing on fire he did not forget .... little Herbie, who had been with him, .... in the room above, now all afire, ....made a heroic effort to ascend the ....and rescue him. But the fierce flames .....him back and when he emerged from .... burning building his clothing was ......entirely consumed, and he rolled on ....ground in agony. The family was ......alarmed and willing neighbors .... to his rescue and that of poor little ...... Their efforts were too late, however ....when Herbie was reached from the .....within five minutes from the ....death had claimed him. The .....say his sufferings were very .....suffocation must have been almost ..... Mr. Dawson was removed ......pital but succumbed early in the .....He was a most estimable young ...... devoted christian. He had been ..... of his uncle's family some three ....was beloved by all. The remains .....were laid to rest in Prospect .... Saturday morning and those of .... were taken to Charlottetown, ..... Monday, where they were ..... his sorrowing widowed mother ..... in the family plot. Sincerest .... expresssed here for Mr. and ..... in their sad bereavement. ... the building will not exceed ....... hundred dollars, but over $2000 .......shed stock, on which there ....... was destroyed.

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LePage, Herbie