Halton Hills Newspapers
Hartley, Elbe
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 16 Nov 1882, p. 2, column 2
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Fatal Accident and Suicide.
On Sunday morning a farmer named Nazar Bourke, who lives near Windsor was hunting squirrels with his brother, about ten miles from this town. His brother had wounded a squirrel, and Nazar was holding the animal by the tail, while his brother killed it by striking it with a ram rod. By some slip of the stock of the gun, which was resting on the ground, the weapon was discharged, and sent the charge through Nazar's heart. Deceased was about 32 years old, and leaves a widow and two children.
About one mile from where this accident took place, and about the same hour. Mr. Elbe Hartley, a wealthy farmer, aged about 52 years, committed suicide by taking a large quantity of Paris green. He took a dose about 4 p.m. on Sunday, and after great suffering died at eleven the same night. It is not known what caused him to take his life. He leaves a wife and a large family to mourn his rashness.

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Hartley, Elbe