The Day a Barn Raising Went Wrong- Meredith Family Genealogy

The Day a Barn Raising Went Wrong- Meredith Family Genealogy


344.02.44.jpgIn July of 1890  Pakenham lost a valued officer, the community a generous hearted and kindly-dispositioned citizen, and a host of people a warm friend. We refer to the death of Mr. Thomas Meredith, of Upper Pakenham, which took place on Saturday afternoon last, under most distressing circumstances. The particulars are as follows: Mr. Robert Fulton (on the old Shannon homestead) had a “ bee” on the afternoon in question which was attended by about a dozen of the neighbours, including Mr. Meredith. They were engaged in the work of raising the frame of an addition to Mr. Fulton’s barn. They had got the first bent in an almost perpendicular position, and what was considered the most dangerous part of the work over, when by some degree the beam fell into pieces.

The deceased had been pushing the bent with a pike-pole, and was standing on the ground between two…

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