Archibald Thomas Longhurst
Archie met Alice Violet ("Lulu") Squires at a farm near Barrie, when he was working for his father delivering parcels. Lulu and Archie married in 1919, in Barrie.
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|Archie Longhurst, 18 Murney St. and who was employed as car inspector with the Canadian National Railways here, lost his right leg after being crushed between two box cars in the Belleville C.N.R. yards Saturday afternoon. The crushed and mangled leg had to be amputated near the hip at the Belleville General Hospital. His right arm was badly lacerated and the flesh torn in the accident. Dr. Van Blakslee attended the injured man and amputated.
Longhurst, who is employed at the C.N.R. yards here as a car inspector, was about to couple the hose line of approaching box cars, when the lead portion of the train cut in and caught Mr. Longhurst between the box cars. The car couplings came together against his right hip crushing and mangling the leg above the right knee. Mr. Longhurst clung to the ladder of one of the box cars as the train rolled some eight or nine car lengths before it was brought to a halt. During this time Mr. Longhurst's right arm was badly crushed and mangled as he was forced to hold onto the ladder of the lead box car in order to save himself from falling beneath the wheels of the train.
Following the amputation at the hospital yesterday three blood transfusions were necessary as the result of the large quantity of blood lost in the accident. Dr. Blakslee announced at noon, that Mr. Longhurst's condition was satisfactory, despite the loss of so much blood.
27-10-1923... Ch. Sh. Married now:- Mrs. A.T. Longhurst, R. R. #1, Allandale, Ontario.
26-04-1928... C.S. change of address to:- 17 Emily Street, Belleville, Ontario.
24-04-1928... H.R. corroborates above change:- (report received later than change sheet)
08-02-1930... C.S. Change of address to:- (Station Street? or Station, like Station A Toronto?), P.O. Belleville, Ontario.
31-12-1937... C.S. Change of address to:- 29 Fisken Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
The Intelligencer, Wednesday, May 19, 1971.
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Archibald Thomas Longhurst
Archibald Thomas Longhurst of 141 University Ave., Belleville died in the Belleville General Hospital, Wednesday, May 19, following a short illness.
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Walter Longhurst, he was born in Barrie, Ontario, and died in his 70th year.
Mr. Longhurst is survived by his wife, the former Lulu Squires. Also surviving him are two sons, Harvey of Belleville and Fred of Brampton; one daughter, Mrs. Ted Bevan of Cobourg. He was predeceased by three sons: Stan, Archie and Lorne.
Mr. Longhurst is also survived by his brothers, Walter of Trenton and Randall of Foxboro; four sisters, Mrs. Red (Minnie) Carmichael of Belleville, Mrs. Edmund (Margaret) Cooper of Montreal, Mrs. Fanny Wice and Mrs. Ellen Murray, both of Toronto.
A CNR employee for 40 years, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Carmen of America, 617, Belleville. Mr. Longhurst was a member of the Salvation Army, the Belleville Lodge AF and AM 123, St. John's Chapter 48, Cobourg; White Shrine of Jerusalem and the Loyal Star of America 83. He also belonged to the Senior Citizens' Club of Belleville.
The funeral service will be conducted by Captain E. Gurney from the John R. Bush Funeral Home, Friday, May 21 at 2 p.m.
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