Allan Alexander, 21, Struck by Falling Branch from Tree
While at Work in New Ireland
ALBERT, Albert County,
15, 1936. ------Allan Alexander,
21, of this village, was struck by a falling limb while at work in the woods in New Ireland this afternoon
and was killed instantly.
The young man was engaged by Fred
O'Connor along with a crew of men in cutting lumber for a new wharf here, when a "dead" limb broke away from a tree and came
crashing down upon him. The branch struck him on the back of the neck and it is believed that death was instantaneous.
His companions rushed
to his aid and noting his condition hurried him to the McLellan Memorial
Hospital at Riverside, Dr. J. E. M. Carnwarth was called and upon his arrival pronounced
the young man dead. His neck was broken.
Coroner W. M. Calhoun of this village was summoned, and he conducted a thorough
investigation into the tragedy. He found that the accident was purely accidental and that an inquest was not necessary.
The young man was highly esteemed
in the community and his sudden death came as a great shock to members of his family and wide circle of friends here and elsewhere
throughout the county.
Mr. Alexander, who was
a son of Thomas Alexander and the late Mrs. Alexander, is survived, besides his father, by four sisters and two brothers.
The sisters are (Georgia) Mrs. Ronald McDonald, Misses Eva, Florence and Jean, all of Albert, and the brothers are Edward and Clare, also at home.
The funeral will take
place Saturday afternoon from the family home. Interment will be made in Hopewell Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by: Lawrence (Larry) Hughes June 23, 2009
Transcribed by: Jim Oswald Thank you