|Ottawa Journal Saturday 20 April 1929|
Almonte Farmer Killed By Train
Gravelle Doslack Meets Instant Death When Horses Are Frightened
ALMONTE, April 20. - While crossing the railway line at Wylie's crossing, Almonte, this morning, Grevelle Doclack, a prosperous farmer of the distric, was knocked down and instantly killed by the 10.17 C.P.R. train.
Mr. Doshack was driving a tam of horses and ad stopped at the Producer's Dairy to wait for his son. As the train approached the horses, evidently frightened, ran right into its path and the vehicle was shattered. One of the horses was cut in two, while the other escaped.
The victim was well known in the township of Ramsay, where he had been a farmer for many years
Ottawa Citizen 20 April 1929.
Farmer is Instantly Killed by a Train!
ALMONTE, April 20. When his horses became frightened at the Pembroke C.P.R. train and ran onto the railway track at Wylies Milling Company here shortly after 10 o'clock this morning, Gravelle Toshack, a farmer in the township of Ramsay, four miles from here, was struck by the train and instantly killed.
Mr. Toshack was thrown about fifteen feet from the track and when picked up was dead. One of the horses was also killed and the wagon completely demolished.
Mr. Toshack with his son had come into town and had stopped at the Producers' Dairy, which is close to the track. His son went into the dairy and during his absence the train passed through the town. The horses became frightened and started to run away. Mr. Toshack, not realizing that the train was so close, did not jump from the wagon.
It is likely that an inquest will be opened this afternoon.