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From: David <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Newspaper cuttings from the Eastern Cape - LAING
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 07:17:35 +1300
This John Laing is I believe the Grandson of the Glasgow missionary
Society missionary who appears in a tree I have been working on.
On 3/01/2007, at 10:35 AM, Becky Horne wrote:
> Hi Folks
> Please join me in welcoming Helen Ulmann to the List. Hope you going to
> be very happy with us. Here is a snippet of news from an Eastern Cape
> Newspaper, which I hope makes you feel right at home.
> Herald, 17 November 2006
> 100 Years Ago by Ivor Markman
> A selection of interesting century-old snippets from The Herald of
> News from week ending November 17, 1906.
> The death occurred at Alice on Sunday afternoon of Mr. John LAING, the
> youngest son of the late Hon. John LAING.
> Mr. LAING met with a cart accident on Saturday while returning to his
> farm near Seymour.
> The horses became unmanageable and dashed into a barbed wire fence, Mr.
> LAING and a native being thrown heavily to the ground. The cart fell on
> LAING, where from he sustained severe injuries. When picked up he was
> found to be suffering from concussion of the brain and was removed to
> Three doctors were in attendance but he never recovered consciousness
> and passed away on Sunday afternoon, the body being removed to Seymour,
> where the funeral takes place tomorrow. The greatest sympathy is felt
> for his widowed mother, who is at present visiting in Orangia.
> Best wishes
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