I am hoping to get verification or additional information about the incident recorded below. The quote is taken from "Bruce Township Tales and Trails" (page 14) by Anne Judd.
"Stories abound of accidents during clearing. At MacLeans' (Lot 21, Concession 3), a settler gashed his foot badly while chopping. Every home remedy was tried to stop the bleeding, including flour to clot the blood. Nothing succeeded, so his brother rushed to fetch the doctor. By the time the medical man arrived, the patient had bled to death."
My Smith family lived at Lot 21, Con. 3, from about 1855 to 1950. One of the Smiths married a MacLean.
Can anyone provide more info or confirm the above story?
It may explain what happened to one of my great grandfather's brothers. My great grandparents were John Smith and Mary MacIver.
Hoping you can help.