appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 27 May 1915, p. 2, column 3
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SUDDEN DEATH OF MALCOLM
Dropped Dead at His Driving House
After Returning from Town
HIS AILMENT HEART FAILURE
The news of the terribly sudden death of Mr. Malcolm McDougall, of the second line above Acton, on Saturday evening, was received with consternation by his friends and neighbors. Coming just two days after the burial of the only daughter of the home, this bereavement is doubly hard on the sorrowing family.
Mr. and Mrs. McDougall and the three little sons came to town Saturday evening, spent two or three hours here, and returned home about ten o'clock. Upon arriving home Mrs. McDougall and the two younger boys went into the home, while Mr. McDougall and his eldest son, about eleven years of age, drove the team to the driving shed. Deceased had unhitched the traces on one side and was at the horses' heads going to the other side when he suddenly fell, took two or three breaths and immediately expired. The little fellow terrified ran to his mother, and she soon ascertained the overwhelming truth that her dear husband had thus suddenly passed away. The sad event calls forth general sympathy to the bereft family.
Mr. McDougall was the youngest son of Hugh McDougall, Esq., who resides on Frederick Street. He was born in Caledon, near Belfountain, fifty years ago, and came to Acton, when the family moved to the farm he occupied about the year 1884. Some twelve years ago he married Jean McMillan of the first line. Mrs. McDougall and their three sons survive. Mr. McDougall was a successful farmer and enjoyed the esteem of all. He was a member of Knox Church and a Liberal. The funeral on Monday was very largley attended.
The pall bearers were Messrs. Charles Davidson, Alonso Worden, Alex. McDougald, Councillor Chas. Bailey, W. Lasby, and Neil Lynd.
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