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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Indian Dead On Tracks (1930) | Surnames: Diabo, Dorais, Jocks, Prince

Index: Newspaper Clippings & Other Extracts Related To Kahnawà:ke

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Fatality Occurred Near C.P.R. Bridge Near Caughnawaga


Gordon Diabo, 22 years of age, an Indian of the Caughnawaga reserve, was found dead on the railway tracks on the Caughnawaga side 200 feet south of the Canadian Pacific Railway bridge at 9:30 o’clock last night. The body was removed to the morgue where an inquest will be held.

The morgue authorities were informed that the man was found by a laborer on his way to montreal and about to cross the bridge. The body was mutilated and its identity was learned later by Chief Jocks, of the Caughnawaga police, summoned to the scene to investigate.

Permission was obtained by Coroner Prince to remove the body by train to Highlands station, at Ville Lasalle, pending the arrival of the morgue wagon.

The dead man was married and it is believed that he was about to cross the bridge when a train struck him.

Inspector Dorais of the Provincial police was notified and men were despatched to the scene of the fatality to investigate.

Source: The Montreal Gazette, January 25, 1930



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