Mayford Phinney of Parrsboro; Charles Lawrence Harrngton of Parr_ sbor

DEATH: "PARRSBORO MAN DIES : Mayford Phinney, 59, life long resident of
Parrsboro and well know stevedore, was found dead a few yards from his home
on Monday afternoon. Although being treated for a heart ailment for some
time he was in apparent good health when he left home to go down street less
than an hour before. A verdict by the coroner's jury found that the deceased
had come to his death from a heart attack and from an assault on the victim
by his nephew. Men on the street stated that his nephew, who had been
drinking, assaulted Phinney when he refused to make a purchase for him at
the liquor store that afternoon. The accused has been charged with assault
causing grievous bodily harm and has been remanded to the county jail in
Amherst

Source: (Parrsboro Record, 16 Feb 1943), transcriber unknown
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The full newspaper article:

Parrsboro Record, Tuesday, February 16, 1943, pg. #1; Reel #2864, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
PARRSBORO MAN DIES; C. HARRINGTON ARRESTED
Mayford Phinney, 59, life long resident of Parrsboro and well know
stevedore, was found dead a few yards from his home on Monday afternoon.
Although being treated for a heart ailment for some time he was in apparent
good health when he left home to go down street less than an hour before. On
Tuesday morning an inquest was held and "that the deceased came to his death
from a heart attack, and that an assault on the deceased by Charles
Harrington was a contributory faction thereto" was the verdict given by the
coroner's jury. Coroner, Dr. F.L. Hill presided, with jurymen, Rev. C.R.
Harris (foreman), G.R. Hall, Morton Gilbert, Joseph R. Roberts, Captain John
Taylor, W.E. Wheaton, W.C. Ogilvie, Joseph Kendrick, James Farrell, Alex
Gillespie, Thomas Canning and George Kewley. On Tuesday evening Harrington
was taken into police custody here on the charge of assault causing grievous
bodily harm. The hearing, scheduled to take place here on Friday morning,
before Magistrate J.L. Crowe of Truro, was postponed for a week, until the
19th, when Crown Prosecutor Lusby of Amherst was unable to be present. In
the meantime, the accused was remanded to the County Jail at Amherst when he
did not provide the bail set by the Magistrate. V.B. Fullerton, K.C., has
been retained as counsel for Harrington. Men on the street stated that
Harrington who had was drinking, assaulted Phinney, his uncle, when he
refused to make a purchase for him at the liquor store that afternoon.
Harrington, formerly served in the Canadian Army Overseas and later received
his medical discharge. Born at Parrsboro Roads, a son of the late William
and Rebecca Phinney, the deceased is survived by his wife, formerly Edith
Harrington, and by six daughters and four sons; Mrs. Harry Phinney
(Gertrude), Parrsboro; Mrs. Vincent MacNeil (Kathleen), of Lynn, Mass.; Mrs.
Lief Heimstad (Geraldine), Ruth, Jane and Rebecca, all at home; Ainsley,
Dennis and Wylie, of Parrsboro; and Marshall, serving Overseas. He is also
survived by four brothers, Alvin, Bradford, Doane and Percy, all of
Parrsboro, and by one sister, Mrs. Etta MacNeil, of Lynn, Mass. The funeral
service was held on Thursday afternoon at St. George's Anglican Church with
interment in the Anglican Cemetery.

Source: Dave Winter, 23 Dec 2008
Note: The following week's newspaper carried an article stating: The accused
has been charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm and has been
remanded to the county jail in Amherst. He pleaded guilty to the charges and
was given a six mounts sentence, served in County Jail, Amherst.
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Chronicle Herald, Tuesday, August 24, 1976, pg. #18; NSARM, Halifax, N.S.
OBITUARY: Charles L. Harrington
Parrsboro - Charles L. Harrington, 63, of Parrsboro, died Sunday in
Parrsboro Hospital. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the former Freeman
and Alice (Couch) Harrington. He is survived by five brothers, John, Truro;
Cecil and Percy, both of Buffalo, N.Y.; Kenneth and Harold, both of
Petawawa, Ont.; three sisters, Gladys (Mrs. Roy Billings), Guelph, Ont.;
Jean (Mrs. Ronald Strupat), Hamilton, Ont.; and Agnes (Mrs. Glenn Lloyd),
Chester. The body is at Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral will
be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Eric Miner officiating. Interment will be
in the Baptist Cemetery, Parrsboro.

Source: Dave Winter, 1 Oct 2008
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