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1905 Old Home Week - return to table of contents

From The
Perth Courier
July 7, 1905.

CAMERON -- The sudden and shocking death of Mr. John H. Cameron, of Winnipeg, at the Perth Station Monday morning at 1:35 cast a deep cloud over the joyous festivities of "Old Home Week." Mr. Cameron was a Perth Old Boy and was home for the reunion of Old Boys and Girls, and more particularly a reunion of his brother and sisters, and his tragic ending brings into bold relief life's sterner side, which we had all forgotten at this height of our enjoyment. Mr. Cameron was enjoying his visit with his old friends and went down to the station to bid good-bye to Mr. Louis Dobbin, who was going away on the midnight express. He was accompanied by his nephew and Mac Cameron, and a few other Perth friends, and uncle and nephew boarded the train with Mr. Dobbin. As the express was pulling out, Mr Cameron met Mr. James Allan of the Market Square, whom he had not seen for twenty years, and shook hands with him. His companion jumped off first, and a second or so later he heard a fall. Afterwards, it was learned that the noise of the fall was caused by deceased falling on the platform and rolling under the express. Eye witnesses saw Mr. Cameron's tragic death. Three or four coaches passed over his body; the right leg was severed at the thigh and the left above the knee. He lived for a short time afterwards, but was unconscious. The train pulled out unaware of the sad tragedy it had committed in Perth in festival week. Coroner Dr. Dwyre was immediately summoned, but deemed an inquest unnecessary. The remains were conveyed to the home of deceased's brother on Harvey Street. A telegraph communication was sent early to Mrs. Cameron in Winnipeg. John H. Cameron was the son of the late James Cameron, of the Scotch Line, and was 48 years old. He was a tinsmith by trade and worked a number of years with Mr. Andrew McArthur. Some years ago he went west, settling in Winnipeg, and following the trade he learned here years ago. Twelve years ago he married Miss Maggie Pearson, of Peterboro, who survives him. One brother, Alex., town, and a sister, Miss Jennie, and a half-sister, Mrs. George Brown, of Brockville, also survive. His brother Mac was killed 15 years ago by falling off a 5-storey building in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The funeral took place on Wednesday noon to Peterboro, where the body was met by Mrs. Cameron. The accident is deeply regretted, and the sympathy of not only the town but the members of the Old Boys' Reunion goes out to the bereaved family.

ROBERTS. -- The funeral of the late H.H. Roberts, of Sharbot Lake, took place on Sunday afternoon, and was attended from here by a special coach load of masons. Other societies represented were Mayflower lodge, I.O.O.F., Parham, and I.O.F., Sharbot Lake. The cortege left the house at 1:30 o'clock for the Presbyterian church where service was held, and interment took place at Holden, a special K.& P. train being placed in service.
1905
Reunion
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