||, Clare County, Ireland [1, 2, 3]
||Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario 
|Roman Catholic |
||Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario
|killed in industrial accident. |
||Mary Gorman |
|Eby ID Number
||18 Apr 1867
||Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario [1, 2, 4]
|Cause: industrial accident |
||14 Mar 2017 |
||Martin Gorman, b. 1819, Ireland , d. 25 Sep 1900, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario |
| ||1. Bridget Gorman, b. 1856, , Ontario , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||2. Margaret Gorman, b. 1857, , Ontario , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||3. John Gorman, b. 1865, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario , d. 6 Dec 1925, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario |
- Fearful Accident in Galt
On Thursday forenoon last, about 9-1/2 o'clock, a woman named Mary Gorman, wife of Martin Gorman, a laborer, came to her death in the most shocking manner. At the time mentioned she went into the Dickson Mills to procure feed and the Smut-room being on the basement, she passed down stairs to find Mr. David Cooey, one of the millers, by whom she expected to be served. The smut-room is at the west end of the wheel-room, and is approached by a separate door, but unfortunately Mrs. Gorman walked directly into the place where the three cog-wheels are situated, and the noise is deafening. Mr. Cooey was engaged in sharpening picking tools on a grindstone at the opposite side of the cog-wheels, and Mrs. Gorman appears to have stepped around the north side of the latter in order to call him. While passing by the wheels her dress caught between the cogs of the two smaller ones, and the first intimation Mr. Cooey had of the terrible accident was by the woman's clothing flying around with the machinery. Looking about he saw that she was entangled so that it was impossible to extricate her without stopping the whole machinery, and rushed up stairs to give the alarm. During all this time she was being crushed between the cogs, which mangled her arms and legs to a fearful degree. Before she could be extracted her clothes had to be cut away from the axle of one of the cog-wheels, and the extent of her injuries were then seen. He right arm was torn off above the elbow, the right leg nearly severed at the thigh and both were frightfully mangled, the left arm from the elbow downwards was torn to pieces, and the left leg badly lacerated and bruised. Medical assistance was promptly procured but nothing could be done to save her life, and she expired about half-past twelve o'clock, after suffering at times the most intense agony. An inquest was held in the afternoon by Coroner Philips, when a verdict in accordance with the above facts was rendered. No blame attaches to any person in the establishment. Mrs. Gorman was born in the County of Clare, Ireland, was about 30 years of age, and leaves five children to mourn her loss. The poor woman was enceinte [pregnant] the time of her death, which makes the accident all the more disturbing. She was highly esteemed for her kind and amicable disposition, and though her condition in life was lowly, her walk and conversation won for her the regard of all who knew her.
Dumfries Reformer April 1867
- [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 24 Apr 1867.
Gorman, Mary died 18 Apr 1867 In Galt at the Dickson Feed Mills, when her dress was caught in the cog-wheels. Wife of Martin Gorman; aged about 30. Born in County Clare, Ireland. Leaves 5 children. [Long account of accident in newspaper.]
- [S932] News - Canada Christian Advocate - 1858-1872, "Death of Mrs. Martin Gorman," 8 May 1867, p. 3..
Mrs. Gorman wife of Martin Gorman, a laboring man, while in the basement of the Dickson Flouring Mills, Galt, for the purpose of getting feed, Thurs. morning, was caught by her dress in some cog wheels, and so seriously injured that she died in three hours. She leaves 4 children
- [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 1 Page 6.
- [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 143.