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William Dallas
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Dugald Buie


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Dugald Buie

  • Born: 26 Jun 1872, Duntroon, Nottawasaga, Ontario
  • Died: 19 Apr 1919, Mile 222, Algoma Central Rairway, North of SS Marie. at age 46
  • Buried: 1919, Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario

bullet  General Notes:

According to the 1881 census Dugald Buie was 9 years old and living with his parents Angus and Sarah. His ethnic origin was Scottish and was born in Ontario. His religion was Presbyterian. His census place was Billings & Campbell, Algoma, Ontario.

According to the 1901 census Dugald was born 1 June 1874. As of 31 March he was a loger at the home of John and Elizabeth McEachern. Elizabeth is his sister.

From a newspaper cutting titled 50 YEARS AGO: A fatal accident occurred on Saturday afternoon between three and six o'clock which resulted in the death of Dugald Buie, a well known employee of the Lake Superior Paper Company. The late Mr. Buie is said to have been travelling in a motor truck on the Algoma Central Railway between Franz and Mile 249, when the truck turned turtle, killing the driver. As mr Buie did not return to Franz on Sautrday night, his friends became alarmed, and a search party was sent out by the company yesterday. His body was found alongside the track. The deceased had been in the employ of the Paper Company since its founding some 15 or 16 years ago, and was in charge of getting out the wood. He was a man of about 45 years of age and a member of the Masonic Order.

Dugald was a timberman and worked one winter on Cockburn Island. He was a timber scaler in the area north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, to as far as Oba, Ontario as far as is known at this time. He had his own motor car for the railway and met his death as a result of the car leaving the track on a curve. The night he was due to come to Sault Ste. Marie was raining and so it was assumed that he stayed overnight at a timber camp. Family tradition is that there was foul play involved and according to one cousin, an investigator was on the case for about 7 years and at one time was a day late in attempting to question an individual - when he got to where the individual was either working or rooming the person had skipped. Dugald belonged to the Masonic Lodge.


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