Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Fletcher, T. A., Sergt.
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 5 Jan 1905, p. 3, column 2


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Sad Drowning in Burlington Bay.
The case of the drowning of Sergt. T.A. Fletcher, of Hamilton, while skating on Burlington Bay on Saturday afternoon, will have special interest for FREE PRESS readers because the unfortunate young man was accompanied by Miss Jessie Gray, who was for three years head milliner for Messrs. Henderson & Co. The young couple started from the Brant House, Burlington, to skate across the bay to Hamilton, but when some distance out got on thin ice and sank into the water. Fletcher never came to the surface. Miss Gray was rescued, but endured a terrible experience until secured by Walter Filman, who saw the mishap, ran from the shore, and after great difficulty got her out. Both were so exhausted that they became unconscious and had to be helped to the shore by Filman's uncle. Miss Gray was able on Monday to leave for her home in Stayner.

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Genealogical Resource
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Date of Publication:
5 Jan 1905
Last Name(s):
Fletcher
Local identifier:
Halton.BMD.52441
Language of Item:
English
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Fletcher, T. A., Sergt.