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Edward Bain

Teddy Bain was born in Toronto on February 15,1919. He was the youngest son of George Bain and Clara Barclay. Edward Bain On left. with brothers Jack and Melvin. Teddy died August 29, 1929. when he climbed into a train tanker car and was overcome by the fumes. I have transcribed the newspaper story of his accident. NAPHTHA FUMES FATAL TO 8-YEAR-OLD BOY Edward Bain Loses Life While Playing On Gasoline Car FIREMAN OVERCOME Brockton Station Firefighters Rescue Comrade and Recover Lad’s Body In boyish bravado, eight-year-old Edward Bain, of 247 Lansdowne Ave, climbed on top of a large C.N.R. tank car that stood a stone’s throw from his home on the Lansdowne and Dundas St. siding last night and dropped through the dark opening in the tank to his death. Overcome by the fumes of naphtha gasoline that lay six inches deep on the floor of the tank, the little fellow was found dead, lying on his back and badly burned by the gasoline that flowed about him. The boy’s body wa

John (Jack George) Bain

John Jack Bain was born on September 8, 1905 in Toronto. He was the son of George Bain and Clara Barclay. Jack Bain as a child Teddy, Jack and Melvin Bain On April 21,1921 he married Eleanor May Thornton in Toronto. Jack and Eleanor's marriage record  The couple had six children. Frances, John,James,Robert, David and Jacqueline. The couple had a daughter in 1925 named May who died in infancy Jack died January 11,1966.

#ThrowbackThursday - 1960's TTC Pass - Grama Bain

Sorting boxes this morning and I came across Grama Bain's TTC pass from the 1960's. Too cute not to share :)