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John Blanshard

Male - 1860


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  • Name John Blanshard 
    Gender Male 
    Misfortune 1860 
    kicked to death by horse 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-204038 
    Died 9 Mar 1860  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I204038  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

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  • Notes 
    • BLANSHARD (Berlin) - We regret to have to state that an Englishman by the name of John Blanshard of Wellesley Township received a kick from a horse on the evening of Friday last. It would appear that the deceased purchased at St. Clemens a young horse of known violent habits and while endeavouring to mount him and ride home, the animal kicked him in the abdomen, causing almost instantaneous death. The deceased, we are informed, was warned of the dangerous propensities of the horse and was advised not to ride him, but Mr. Blanshard being well acquainted with the management of horses, persisted in riding the animal, the result being an untimely death. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss. His remains were conveyed to this town on Monday last and interred in the Wesleyan Methodist burying ground.

      Hamilton Spectator 13 Mar 1860