October 27th, 1915



OCTOBER 27, 1915

Fatal Accident.

(Bridgetown Monitor, 13th.)

Our townspeople were shocked on Thursday afternoon last, when it was learned that Mr. Christopher R. Borden, of Carleton’s Corner, had suddenly passed away as the result of an accident which occurred two hours previous.

Early in the morning Mr. Borden with his span of horses went over the South Mountain for a load of wood. The team had been loaded and Mr. Borden was returning home. When nearing the top of the mountain the yoke pin slipped out of place. In trying to right matters Mr. Borden was caught and thrown under the wheel, both wheels of the heavily loaded team passing over him.

The horses feeling themselves free, ran away scattering the load of wood along the road, and finally collided with the ox team of a Mr. Durling, who was going out the Morse Road. After finding out what had occurred and that Mr. Borden was seriously hurt, Mr. Durling jumped on the back of one of the horses and hurried to the nearest telephone to summon a doctor. In the meantime Mr. Borden started to walk towards home and reached the home of Mr. John Greenlun, a distance of over a mile from the scene of the accident. Dr. M. E. Armstrong, who had been telephoned for, was soon on hand, and brought the injured man home in his auto, where he passed away about an hour after reaching home. A broken rib had penetrated the lungs. Mr. Borden was conscious to the last, and told those around his bedside that the end was near.

The deceased was a native of Kings County, and came to Carleton’s Corner some eighty years ago, during which time he had made many friends who had come to know him as a man of uprightness and strict integrity. He is survived by a wife and one son, Thomas, who went to Virden, Manitoba, on the recent harvest excursion. The widow and son have the sincere sympathy of a host of friends in their sad and sudden bereavement. Four brothers and two sisters also survive him.

The remains will be forwarded today to Berwick for interment.

The deceased had been Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the Carleton’s Corner School Section, and that school has been closed since the sad event.