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Nesbitt, Robert
appeared in Fenelon Falls Gazette, 25 Dec 1880, p. 2, column 3-4
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SCALDED TO DEATH.--Last Saturday afternoon a terrible accident occurred in Fenelon, resulting in the death of a little boy about three years old, son of Mr. Robert Nesbitt, of Lot No. 22 in the 2nd concession of that township. Mrs Nesbitt had poured a quantity of boiling water from a vessel on the stove, and while her back was turned for a moment the child, who was drawing a small sleigh about the kitchen floor, fell in a sitting position into the pail, scalding itself fearfully from above the hips to near the knees. Dr. Wilson, who was promptly sent for, had fears from the first that the poor little thing would not recover, and, although he did all that was possible to save it, the child gradually sank and died on Monday afternoon, about forty-eight hours after the accident. The doctor tells us that owing to the shock to the system, his patient did not appear to suffer as he would have done from a burnt finger. The sympathy felt for the afflicted parents was evidenced by an unusually large attendance at the funeral, which took place on Wednesday.

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Nesbitt, Robert