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Obituary: Death of Mr D MCGREGOR: killed by the capsize of a cart
Grafton Daily Examiner, Saturday 29 January, 1921

Ulmarra people were shocked last night to learn a well-known resident, Mr Duncan McGregor, had met with instantaneous death late yesterday afternoon. From particulars gleaned, it appears that the unfortunate man was bringing in a load of firewood to the residence of his son William, at Calliope, about three miles from Ulmarra. He was seated on the top of the load, accompanied by his little granddaughter. When a short distance from his destination the horse took fright and bolted, capsizing the cart and throwing both occupants to the ground amongst the load of wood.

Mrs W. McGregor, seeing what had happened, hurried to the scene, and found that her little daughter had marvellously escaped injury, although most of her clothing had been torn off her body. She immediately turned her attention to Mr. McGregor and the sight that met her eyes aroused her worst fears. Her screams soon brought help, followed by medical and police assistance. An examination revealed the fact that one of the wheels of the cart had passed over the old gentleman's head, death apparently being instantaneous.

The deceased was 79 years of age, and leaves a large family scattered throughout the district. The remains will be interred in the Ulmarra Cemetery this afternoon, the funeral leaving the residence of Mr. William McGregor, Calliope at 2 o'clock.

Submitted by: Valerie McGregor

 

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