Clarence Herbert Goth – Goth’s Life During 1928-1933

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Clarence Herbert Goth – Goth’s Life During 1928-1933
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
27 Aug 1928, Mon  •  Page 18

In 1928 Clarence Herbert Goth. (1874-1933) was Sent to Canada’s Shutter Island for the Death of Sarah McArton

I have written about Sarah McArton’s death but never seen any media about Clarence Herbert Goth until today– so I have documented it.

Name:Clarence Herbert Goth
Age:23
Birth Year:abt 1875
Birth Place:Beckwith
Marriage Date:8 Feb 1898
Marriage Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:William Goth
Mother:Margaret McDewer
Spouse:Sophia Brice
Name:Sophia Brice
Age:18
Birth Year:abt 1880
Birth Place:Beckwith
Marriage Date:8 Feb 1898
Marriage Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:Thomas Brice Brice
Mother:Margaret Brice
Spouse:Clarence Herbert Goth

 Sophia Brice and Clarence Herbert GothMarried on Tuesday, February 8, 1898 in Lanark, Ontario.

In the newspapers it was said Sarah McArton of Ramsay Township was hit and killed by a drunk driver in Carleton Place in  August 1928. The jury in Carleton Place blamed the McArton buggy for being on the wrong side of the road.  Sarah’s brother John had placed the family buggy facing west on Edmond Street so that the east bound traffic passed against them. Mr. Goth on passing east hit the buggy with both McArton siblings in it they were getting in after church. (St. James)

W. W. Anderson and his son W. J. Anderson said that Goth was travelling way too fast at 15 to 20 miles an hour and they had to pull over at the intersection to allow him to pass. Other witnesses were: John White Sr., Harry Bennett, William Logan, Everard White, and Arthur Gerrard. The accused in a Carleton Place court on a charge of manslaughter and allowed out on bail of $5000.

He spent only six months in the Burwash Prison Farm or now known as Canada’s Shutter Island. Sent to Canada’s Shutter Island for the Death of Sarah McArton and died in

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
28 Aug 1928, Tue  •  Page 13

The McArton’s of Ramsay

Sent to Canada’s Shutter Island for the Death of Sarah McArton

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