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William Markle
Male Cal 1872 - 1884


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  • Birth  CALC 4 Aug 1872  Garafaxa, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Misfortune  1884  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    drowned 
    Died  13 Dec 1884  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I49444  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Jan 2019 

  • Notes 
    • Sad Death in Hespeler

      Shortly after 5 o'clock on Saturday afternoon last a report spread rapidly through the village of Hespeler to the effect that a boy had fallen through the ice on Speed dam, and that he had been drowned. It was soon evident, from the anxious workers about the dam, that the report was only too true, the unfortunate young being Charles, son of Mr. Wm. Markle, carpenter. It appears that the deceased and three of four other boys had gone on the ice to skate, and when a long distance out on the dam that they had felt the ice bending greatly beneath them and had turned towards the shore. When they did so, young Markle was last, and as they skated along the ice beneath him eventually gave way, and he was precipitated into the deep water. He endeavored to save himself by resting his arms on the ice, calling to his companions to assist him. They could do nothing, however, as the ice threatened to break beneath their weight, every step; and before any aid could reach the spot the poor boy had disappeared. An alarm was at once given, and by the use of boats the body was recovered in about two hours. The family of the deceased have the sincere sympathy of the whole village in their affliction.

      Galt Reporter Dec 19 1884 pg 1

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    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - drowned - 1884 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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