Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Donovan, J. H., Mr. & Mrs.
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 31 Jul 1913, p. 3, column 1


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KILLED BY A TRAIN AT MOFFAT
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Donovan Killed
Near their Own Home
BY C.P.R. TRAIN AT CROSSING
Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Donovan, of Moffat, were the victims of a terrible level crossing railway accident at Moffat on Friday afternoon within a few yards of their residence, near the C.P.R. station. They had been picking berries in a patch near Campbellville and were returning home when the fatality occurred. They appeared to have seen the approaching train and turned the horse toward the station yards, but he appeared to halt at the crossing, reaching it just as the train came upon them. Mrs. Donovan was thrown on the grass at the side of the road, while Mr. Donovan was thrown about twenty feet against a wire fence. He was frightfully mangled, his death being instantaneous. Mrs. Donovan died at midnight.
Mr. Donovan was a native of the township of Nassagaweya, where he was born about sixty-three years ago. They are survived by five children, two sons and three daughters. The sons are Charles Wesley, on the old homestead and Henry Whitfield at Guelph. The daughters are Mrs. Thos. Wilson, Kilbride; Mrs. Walter Turnbull, Campbellville, and Mrs. Geo. Cusick, of Guelph. One brother also survives, Thomas, of Kervin, Kansas. The double funeral on Monday, to the Methodist Cemetery at Moffat, was one of the largest ever held in the township.

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Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Date of Publication:
31 Jul 1913
Last Name(s):
Donovan
Local identifier:
Halton.BMD.57729
Language of Item:
English
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Donovan, J. H., Mr. & Mrs.