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Thorold News

[Welland Tribune, 29 October 1897]

The sad intelligence of the death of Robt. Martin in Chicago was received by his brothers in Chicago on Friday. The deceased was an iron worker and was employed on the erection of a 10-storey building. He, in company with another man, had just fastened a large piece of iron to the derrick and was watching it being lifted to the top of the building, when the fastening gave way and the heavy mass fell on him. Death was instantaneous. The remains were brought to Thorold on Saturday and taken to the home of his brother, Addie Martin. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon to Lakeview cemetery and was very large attended. Rev. Mr. Calvert officiated. The TRIBUNE extends its sympathy to the brothers of the deceased.

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