OJ NEWS - 23 Feb 1922
Feb 23, 1922
Brakeman is Killed At Terminals
Howard LOWE, Truro Loses Life Under Wheels of Train
Howard LOWE, a yard brakeman at the Halifax Ocean terminals, whose home
is in Truro, met instant death Saturday morning when he made a miss step
in attempting to board a moving train and was dragged under the tracks
of a car. The accident occurred at the crossing of Barrington Street.
LOWE was standing on the crossing awaiting a slowly moving train engaged
in hauling snow out of the yards. When the engine passed him he made an
effort to climb aboard the rear of the tender where there was a handrail
and step for the use of brakemen. He lost his grip on the rails or
missed his footing and fell under the tracks of the first car. His
chest was crushed.
Mr. LOWE was 32 years old and leaves a widow and two children who live
at Bible Hill, Truro. He was born at River Hebert.
Diamond Wedding at Wallace Bay
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas TUTTLE Honored
Pugwash, Feb 8, 1922
The celebration of Mr. & Mrs. Thos. TUTTLE, held at their home Wallace
Bay on the 7th, inst will long be remembered by those present as one of
the pleasantest social events of the season.
The guests began to arrive at 7 oclock and by 8:30 the spacious rooms
were thronged with friends to greet this worthy couple, who had resided
on this homestead ever since their marriage 60 years ago and who had
proven themselves ideal host and hostess at many a very pleasant social
function in that time.
Mr. & Mrs. TUTTLE were married by Rev. John Munro at Wallace on Feb 5th,
1862. There are two sons, Arthur, who is married and living at Wallace
Bay and Harry M. Also married and residing on the old homestead.
At Oxford, on Feb 17th to Mr. & Mrs. Noble L. DOBSON - a son.
We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. SOPPA, who died at her home here
Feb 10th. Burial took place at the River Philip Cemetery Feb 12th.
OBIT - EZRA B. BLACK
The death of Ezra B. BLACK a well-known and highly respected citizen of
Lower Shinimicas, took place on Wednesday morning, Feb 8th. The
deceased arose on Wednesday as usual and after breakfast proceeded to
the woods one mile from home to do some chopping. Having chopped one
side of a tree he proceeded to the other and while in the act of
finishing the tree he fell down dead. His son, Sherrie, who was with
him at the time, alarmed by the tragic circumstances, immediately
proceeded to secure help, but all in vain.
The deceased who was sixty-eight years of age is survived by his wife,
one son Sherrie, living at home, one daughter, Grace, at home and one
daughter, Mrs. A.J. BURNS of Shinimicas.
The funeral services were held on Friday afternoon and were conducted by
Rev. Mr. CLARKE of Northport and Rev. Mr. TOWNSEND of Amherst Head. The
pallbearers were Lorne FISHER, Roy BLACK, Frank BLACK, and Archie
MOORE. The interment was in Northport Cemetery.
The death of Mrs. John SMYTHE occurred at Mount Pleasant on Feb 13th.
Some years ago she married for her second husband Mr. SMYTHE and they
resided for several years in Parrsboro. Recently they removed to Mount
Pleasant. The funeral was held at the home of a son, James DICKIE, the
service being conducted by Rev. J.W. OBRIEN on the 15th. Burial took
place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
OBIT - Howard LOWE
The funeral of the late Howard LOWE, who was killed in the railway yard
at Halifax on Sunday last, was held on Wednesday afternoon, 22nd from
the home of his parents Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. LOWE at River Hebert.
The service at the house was conducted by Rev. Theodore ROSS, assisted
by Mr. BENT. Mrs. F J. MOFFATT arranged for the music. The Masonic
Order, of which Mr. LOWE was a member, conducted the services at the
The funeral attendance was very large. The floral offerings were many
and beautiful. The late Mr. LOWE was the oldest of a family of eight,
the remainder of whom, together with his parents survive him. He leaves
besides to mourn his loss, his wife formerly Miss Gladys TANNER of Truro
and two small children, one-aged four years and the other eleven months.
The Journal extends its sympathy to his sorrowing friends and relatives.
OBIT - Isaac PATTON
Mr. Isaac PATTON passed away at the home of his son-in-law, Amos CHASE
on Tuesday, Feb 14th at the good old age of 89 years. The deceased was
for many years a consistent member of the Baptist Church and like Enoch
of old, walked with his God. He was born in Little River n the farm now
occupied by William Bird.
The funeral service was held on the following Thursday afternoon.
Pastor SCOTT spoke highly of the Christian character of the departed
one, a message of comfort to the aged widow and relatives. The text
from Proverbs, the memory of the just shall be blessed. The hymns sung
were favorites of Mr. PATTON; Savior, more than life, to me¸ Under His
Wings, Since I Have Been Redeemed, Come Says Jesus sacred voice.
A widow and the following children survive: Sons, Millege, Sackville,
Bickford of Northport, Howard of Shubenacadie, John of Bass River,
daughters, Mrs. Effa MATTINSON of Amherst, Mrs. Arthur LOWTHER of
Calgary, Mrs. Milford LOWTHER of East Leicester, Mrs. Amos CHASE of
Oxford and Mrs. Chas. ALEXANDER, West Leicester.
The remains were laid to rest at Birch Grove Cemetery.