Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1930, October 6 - Child killed at Cumberland, CNR., L'Orignal sub.

Ottawa Citizen 7 October 1930

Child is Killed by C.N. Passenger Train
James Ernest Taylor, 2,, Meets Death on Track.
CUMBERLAND, Ont., Oct. 7.-With only a single step to go to reach safety, James Ernest Taylor, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ernest Taylor, was instantly killed on the track that crosses his father's farm, ten miles from Ottawa, by the C.N.R. Ottawa -Hawkesbury passenger train at 5.15 yesterday afternoon. His father told The Citizen that had he taken another step he would have won clear of the track and been safe from harm. No one was near enough to the scene at the time to save the unfortunate child. He was carried 62 feet bv the cowcatcner of the train before falling to the side ot the track.  The train stopped in a hundred feet. The crew was from Montreal.  An inquest was opened yesterday by Dr. Martin Powers of Rockland and adjourned until Friday
Apparently little Ernest lost interest in the fact that his father and his men were filling the silo with hay, and wandered away onto the track. He is survived by his parents, a brother, Douglas, aged 6, and a sisterr Gwendolyn, aged 7. The funeral will be held from his home tomorrow at 2 p m.

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