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

Chesser

Male - 1851


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  • Name Chesser 
    Gender Male 
    Misfortune 1851  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed by logs 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-204067 
    Died 6 Apr 1851  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I204067  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed by logs - 1851 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Apr 1851 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • CHESSER, FADY - On the morning of Sunday last, three young lads were chatting together among the saw logs placed on the edge of a bank near Mr. David Snider's sawmill in West Blenheim, a short distance from the Dumfries towline. Whilst quietly conversing, a log on the brow of the hill suddenly moved, and toppling down towards the unfortunate lads, jammed two of them named Chesser and Fady up against another log with such violence that their lower limbs were smashed to pieces and their bodies severely crushed. The third boy miraculously escaped from a knot in the log preventing him from being crushed like his companions. One of the unfortunate boys died in about an hour after the accident. The other survived long enough to endure the additional suffering of having his thigh cut off, but died the same evening. The parents were formerly residents in the Township of Waterloo and the mother of poor Chesser was confined only a few hours before her darling boy so miserably perished.

      Hamilton Spectator 9 Apr 1851