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October 20, 1910

Killed By His Engine

The residents of Scotts Bay were shocked to hear of the death of Mr. Frank A. MacDonald under particularly sad circumstances. Mr. MacDonald had been fishing several seasons at Wilson’s Beach, Campobello, N.B. On the evening of September 15th he, with two other men, Mr. David Anthony, of Wilson’s Beach, and Mr. Charles Hagerty, of Harborville, had been out for bait. When nearing the shore, Mr. MacDonald, who was in the bow of the boat, got up to stop the engine. In doing so his foot slipped and he fell head first into the wheel of the engine, fracturing his skull, causing instant death. The remains were taken to the home of Mr. Wm. James, where an inquest was held, the jury bringing in a verdict of death by accident. His sister Maud and his uncle Obadiah Anthony accompanied the remains home.

The funeral service, which was held at the church at Scotts Bay, was conducted by the Rev. A. Hockin, of Canning. A large number gathered, showing the esteem in which the deceased was held. The solo, Saved by Grace, was sung by Mrs. Maud Brewer, the choir joining in the chorus. This hymn was a favorite of the deceased. Mr. MacDonald, who was unmarried, was twenty-nine years of age. He leaves a father, mother, eight sisters and two brothers to mourn their loss. He was a young man of excellent character, well liked by all who had the pleasure of acquaintance with him. The community extends its deepest sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald and the family in their sad loss.