another odd story
One of the Most Baffling Mysteries of Eastern Canada
This is a story of the tragic and mysterious fate of the 8-year-old son of Thomas McGilton, of Ottawa, who was supposed to have been lost in the stoney swamp west of Bell’s Corners in the year 1870. Thomas McGilton was a bootmaker, whose store was on Mosgrove street, a well known and respected citizen. One day in the early summer of 1870, during some sort of a celebration in Ottawa, his eight-year-old son disappeared.
A search began in Ottawa and as it proved fruitless and was widened to take in the roads out of the city. The only clue was found at Bell’s Corners, where the toll-gate keeper distinctly remembered seeing a few days previously: a boy of his age and appearance pass through the gate and turn up the road toward Richmond. At once a searching party of sympathetic…
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