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Year End Review - 1923
FATALITIES OF THE YEAR
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The records were transcribed by JOHN BAIRD Formatted by GEORGE WHITE
While we have endeavored to be as
correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
| December 13, 1922 || Body of Miss Lindsay, discovered half a mile from the Schoolhouse, near Cartwright, Labrador. |
| January 1, 1923 || Max Garland, 13, son of Thomas Garland, formerly Hair Dresser in St. Johnís, accidentally killed, when playing with a revolver at Culver City, California. |
| January 3, 1923 || David Burge, Fridayís Bay, left home and believed drowned. |
| January 12, 1923 || George Kelloway, 27, killed by fall of coal in Victoria Mine, Glace Bay. |
| January 14, 1923 || Thomas Ford, H.M.C., Channel, overcome by blizzard, between Channel and Port aux Basques, dies a few minutes after rescue. |
| January 20, 1923 || George Wells, of Little Bay, struck by an automobile at Renton, Washington State, U.S.A., the previous day, died, aged 41. |
| February 6, 1923 || Second Officer Robert Carter, of Port aux Basques, washed overboard from S.S. Kyle, 32.
Bernard Dollamont, Fireman on S.S. Watuka, drowned in Halifax Harbor.
| February 19, 1923 || Patrick Mulcahey, Bay Bulls, accidentally killed at Bermuda. |
| March 1, 1923 || Thomas Martin, 21, buried under a coal pile which caved in, at the Atlantic Sugar Refineries. Died after being dug out and rushed to Hospital. |
| March 8, 1923 || Herbert Blondin, 30, and Miles OíBrien, 26, Bay Bulls, swept overboard from schooner Elizabeth Howard, and lost. Both unmarried. |
| March 14, 1923 || Capt William Sutton, drowned at Seal Cove, British Columbia.
John Prasugan, 80, left his home in Flat Bay Brook, for Sandy Point, St.
George's, and perished in the snow. Body found a few days later.
| March 15, 1923 || Two young girls, daughters of Ralph Costard, Cape George, received severe injuries from lighting a fire with gasoline, and died two days later. |
| March 17, 1923 || Charles Vatcher, Lower Battery, 21, drowned at Skerries Cove, outside the Narrows, when bird shooting. Married, one child. Body recovered the following Monday.
Young man named Emberley of Paradise, P.B., accidentally shot by his own gun,
which exploded when being played with, by his dog, in the boat in which he was
| March 19, 1923 || John T Tobin, Trepassey, perished in severe blizzard. |
| March 21, 1923 || Joseph Hayes, Renews, found dead in Fermeuse Station, where he had sought refuge from the blizzard of previous day.
Frozen body of Peter Raymond, of the Goulds, another victim of the blizzard,
found six miles from his home.
| April 12, 1923 || Isaac Samson, 63, and Augustus Samson, 50, of Winterton, drowned off Grates Cove Point. |
| April 27, 1923 || In early morning fire on Spencer Street, John Donovan, aged 85, burned to death, others of family narrowly escape. |
| May 1, 1923 || George Penney, Heartís Content, killed there, when discharging coal from S.S. Cranley. |
| May 7, 1923 || Thomas Strowbridge, aged and almost blind, drowned from schooner Dixie, at Harbor Breton.
Thomas Kennedy, 74, of Green Point, near Gaultois, struck by a stone thrown
by a young man, and died five days later.
| May 10, 1923 || George Mallatt of Yarmouth, N.S., Sailor on the S.S. Wascana, at Bell Island, struck by a car loaded with ore, and instantly killed. |
| May 17, 1923 || George Lewis, Holyrood, dies in Hospital at Sydney, after amputation of both legs, due to a fall in the Steel Works.
James Curran, accidentally killed at New Aberdeen Colliery, 22.
| May 22, 1923 || Selby Gosse, 17, Bell Island, died from injuries received through being struck by a loaded car, on the Nova Scotia Pier. |
| May 23, 1923 || Vincent Slaney, St. Lawrence, reported lost from schooner Ellen and Mary, of Grand Bank. |
| May 26, 1923 || Leo Cluny, Ex-Pte. in Forestry Battalion, reported killed in Quebec, by a falling derrick. |
| May 28, 1923 || James Boone, dies as result of a carriage accident on the previous day, at Flat Rock, St. Johnís, East. |
| June 7, 1923 || Herbert Hammond, Portugal Cove, falls between cars of ore on Bell Island, and is badly crushed.
George Drover, Hodge's Cove, drowned at Harbor Steady, Millertown, when
| June 10, 1923 || Little lad named Peddle, age 6, strayed from his home, found long after. Probably fell of railway trestle. |
| June 14, 1923 || Alice Gulley, Bonne Bay, 15, when insane, suicides. |
| June 20, 1923 || John St. John, Harbor Grace, 47, John L Wellon, Ladle Cove, and Adam Kean, Musgrave Harbor, 59, drowned at Grand Falls, through upsetting of boat. |
| June 21, 1923 || Leo Cluney, killed at Quebec.
Jermiah Callahan, of Humber Brook, drowned while conveying some tourists up
| July 4, 1923 || Alfred Martin, Hickmanís Harbor, fell over the wharf, and is drowned, 57. |
| July 9, 1923 || Alfred Skinner, Belleoram, 38, drowned, 80 miles off shore, through fall from deck of schooner Dorothy I., whose brother Ralph Skinner, was Master. |
| July 11, 1923 || Little Mollie Humphries, 4Ĺ, killed by motorcycle on Cornwall Avenue. |
| July 16, 1923 || John S Harrow, Shipís Harbor, P.B., drowned when swimming in St. John Harbor, New Brunswick. |
| July 26, 1923 || Augustus McNeil, drowned off St. Shotts. |
| July 31, 1923 || Gerald Griffiths, 12, accidentally killed by motor car on the South Side Road. |
| August 4, 1923 || Leonard Hart, killed at Fogo in a saw mill accident. |
| August 9, 1923 || Thomas Whalen, Bryants Cove, instantly killed at Bell Island, 28. |
| August 13, 1923 || William and Maxwell Inkpen of Burin, drowned. |
| August 16, 1923 || Raymond Lever, Heartís Content, 16, falls over public wharf and is drowned.
Thomas Fitzgerald, Mobile, killed at Boston. Remains interred in his native
place on August 25th.
| August 22, 1923 || James Lomond, Channel, one of the crew of the S.S. Stella Maris, Capt. Renouf, washed overboard in heavy weather and drowned. |
| August 23, 1923 || Herbert Dawe, killed by fall from the 8th floor of the Robert Simpson Building, Toronto. |
| August 28, 1923 || S. Mollow, 82, Fishery Warden, and his 7 year old granddaughter, drowned in the Serpentine River, St. Georgeís. |
| August 29, 1923 || Herbert Pike, drowned while bathing at Topsail.
Young man, son of Edward Rowe of Norris Arm, drowned from motor boat opposite Mill Point, Botwood,
when on the way to Fogo.
| September 2, 1923 || Fracas at Chapelís Cove, Harbor Main, when man name Fewer was assaulted by another named Hawco. Fewer, as result of injuries received, died in Hospital on September 13th. Hawco charged with wilful murder. |
| September 3, 1923 || Miss Hilda Horney, 23, killed by runway car on Bell Island. |
| September 6, 1923 || Thomas McCarthy, injured in boiler explosion at the Royal Hotel, St. John, N.B., on August 26th, died there of his injuries. |
| September 9, 1923 || Agusta Joe Berte of the Portugese Crusier, Carvalhoe Aranjo, died after double amputation, at the hospital, due to severe injuries received in storm at sea. |
| September 13, 1923 || William Kenway, Flat Island, P.B., knocked overboard by the main boom of a fishing vessel, and is drowned. |
| September 20, 1923 || Henry Peddle 28, crushed to death at Besco Steel Plant, Sydney. |
| September 25, 1923 || James Brown, Grand Bank, 16, accidently and fatally shoots himself at Lamaline. |
| September 27, 1923 || John Hoskins, died in Hospital from injuries, caused by a fall from a ladder, when making alteration on the tower of the Methodist College, the previous Tuesday. |
| October 1, 1923 || Vincent Molloy, Marystown, lost with schooner General Parr.
Daniel Strout of Rose Blanche, blown overboard and drowned.
Arthur Childs, English Harbor, Fortune Bay, washed overboard from schooner
Effie May, when homeward bound from Labrador.
| October 2, 1923 || Freight train overturned near Northern Bight, due to embankment washed away by storm. Engine Driver, Charles Cahill, 45, killed. |
| October 9, 1923 || Gladys Inkpen, 8, ShipísCove, Burin, burned to death, her clothing catching from the flame of a kerosene oil stove.
Five year old daughter of James Chapman, Little Bay Islands, burned to death.
| November 21, 1923 || Michael Bulger, Flat Rock, accidentally killed when discharging Locomotive for the Humber, at the St. Johnís Dry Dock. |
| November 29, 1923 || Roland John Carter of Greenspond, drowned at Montreal. |
| December 7, 1923 || Arthur Hampton, Portland, B.B., killed through bursting of a block and tackle, when engaged in hauling a house. |
| December 8, 1923 || Body of Florence White, Conception Harbor, a Domestic, found dead in Waterford River. |
| December 20, 1923 || Lewis Mitchell, Kellyís Cove, Burin, drowned through falling overboard when mooring his boat. |
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