Halton Hills Newspapers
Alger, Thomas
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 17 May 1917, p. 3, column 2
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Jolted off a C.P.R. Freight Car he
was Loading at Exhibition Park
Jolted off the platform of a freight car on the C.P.R. siding at Exhibition Park, Toronto, Thomas Alger met instant death when he fell between two cars at 9.45 a.m. last Friday.
Mr. Alger, who worked for J. Nelson, contractor, 115 Jarvis Street, was loading a car when a C.P.R. engine backed and picked up the cars. The impact threw Alger off his balance. He leaves a widow and seven children, four of whom are boys. The two eldest sons, Pte. Thomas and Pte. William, are in France with the Canadian forces.
Mr. Alger came to Acton from England ten or twelve years ago. He resided here until 1914 when the family went to Georgetown. Last year they removed to Toronto. They own a house and lot on Scene Street, Acton.
General sympathy is felt for Mrs. Alger in her sudden bereavement.
The funeral was held on Monday in Toronto.
Victor was in town Monday evening and arranged for the removal of the family to their home here. They will return to Acton about the end of the month.

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Alger, Thomas