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Ellis, John A.
appeared in Fenelon Falls Gazette, 6 Nov 1880, p. 2, column 3-4
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On Friday of last week Mr. John A. Ellis, whose farm is on the Lindsay road about a mile south of this village, met with an accident which, though a bad one, was not, we are glad to hear, as serious as was at first reported. He had accepted the invitation of Mr. George Martin to go into the country with him to look at some horses which he (Mr. Martin) thought of purchasing to send to the shanties; and in driving over an icy crossway at the foot of a hill about five miles from the Falls, the buggy slewed around so much that they feared it would upset into the ditch, and both of its occupants jumped out. Mr. Martin alighted on his feet all right, but Mr. Ellis--perhaps because his hand was disabled by a felon or something of the same nature--tripped and fell at full length, his forehead striking the ground with such a terrible force that for a time he was quite insensible. When he recovered sufficiently to be got into the buggy, Mr. Martin of course drove home as rapidly as possible, calling, as they passed through the village, at the residence of Dr. Wilson, who followed them to Mr. Ellis's farm. The patient's injuries were found to be very severe, consisting of a cut about an inch long, but not very deep, on the forehead, two black eyes, one of which remained closed for three or four days, and one or two bruises on the face. At first there were alarming symptoms of concussion of the brain, but these have happily disappeared under proper medical treatment, though Mr. Ellis still suffers from the headache which set in immediately after the accident. He was confined to his bed until Tuesday, but is now able to be out again, and will probably make his appearance in the village.

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Serious Accident
Date of Publication
6 Nov 1880
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Ellis, John A.