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Jesse L Gay
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Birth: Jan., 1878
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1916
Bruce Mines
Ontario, Canada

Interment is guess based on where they lived when he died.
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J. L. Gay.
The following account of the death of Mr. J. L. Gay, of Drummond Island, Ontario, Canada, is taken from a paper printed at Bruce Mines. Deceased was formerly a resident of Princeton, and Mrs. O. Veal of this place is his sister. The account appears hereunder:

"A fatal accident occurred five miles west of the C. P. R. station, Bruce Mines, last Thursday. Mr. J. L. Gay, of Drummond Island, who with a friend had come to Bruce Mines a day or two before to seek employment, was struck by an east bound train and died in a few minutes. It is hardly known how the accident occurred. Apparently the man had lain down on the track and perhaps fallen asleep. The engineer blew the whistle but as the deceased was hard of hearing apparently he did not hear it. A widow and three small children survive the loss of the husband and father. He was an Oddfellow and the funeral arrangements were taken in charge by the local lodge.

"Last Friday afternoon the inquest was held to inquire into the cause of the death of the late J. L. Gay. The jury was composed of Messrs. A. D. Jackson, George Allyn, F. W. Snider, W. Beilhartz, E. A. White and F. W. Rickaby. The evidence proved that the engineer had done all in his power to avoid an accident. The train although running at full speed when the man was noticed on the track was brought to a standstill within a space of two car lengths. The jury brought in a verdict that 'J. L. Gay came to his death at 1:15 p. m.. on the 15th day of June, 1916 by being struck by train No. 18, five miles west of Bruce and that no blame be attached to any-one.'
[The Princeton union. (Princeton, Minn.) 1876-1976, July 06, 1916, Image 8
Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016758/1916-07-06/ed-1/seq-8/] 
 
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 Parents:
  Orren Lenard Gay (1854 - 1921)
  Eliza Hattie Veal Lewis (1846 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Thomas Veal (1888 - 1969)*
 
 Children:
  Alfred Gay (1910 - 1962)*
  Wilbur E Gay (1912 - 1976)*
  Charles Louis Gay (1914 - 1914)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elsie Wilhelmina Gay Vale (1875 - 1951)*
  Jesse L Gay (1878 - 1916)
  Samuel M Gay (1879 - 1970)**
  Jesse Ellsworth Gay (1884 - 1918)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Drummond Cemetery
Drummond
Chippewa County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Marilyn Phelps
Record added: Oct 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99775907
Jesse L Gay
Added by: Marilyn Phelps
 
 
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