Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.


Male - 1862

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  • Name Brown 
    Gender Male 
    Misfortune 1862 
    killed in train accident 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-204033 
    Died 7 Mar 1862  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I204033  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2020 

  • Notes 
    • BROWN - Coroner Bowlby of Berlin held an inquest on Saturday at Hamburg, on the body of a man named Brown, a track section foreman on the Grand Trunk Railway, Western District, who was killed in the snow drift between Baden and Hamburg on the previous day. It appears that, at the time the unfortunate man met his death, he was busily engaged in assisting to get a train through the drift, and being shovelling the snow close to the engine. The engineer gave the signal that he was about to move the engine ahead, and Brown, attempting to ascend the bank of snow, in doing so he slipped his footing, and falling backwards, was crushed between the steps of the engine and the track. Some delay was caused in getting him extricated, but he had sustained such injuries that he soon afterward expired. The jury at the inquest returned a verdict of accidental death.

      Hamilton Spectator 10 Mar 1862

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