Abraham Yerxa


From the Carleton Sentinel December 30 1882, Woodstock NB

We find the account of the death of a former Carleton Co. boy in the columns of the British Columbian published at New Westminster, B.C. Nov. 18th. The deceased was born in Richmond and the son of Mrs. Wm KENNEDY - About 14 years ago, Abram YERXA, a youth not quite out of his teens arrived in this country from the Province of New Brunswick. A blacksmith by trade he established himself at Cache Creek where he continued until a couple of years ago when he moved to Spence's Bridge. Several weeks ago he became troubled and moody and finally disappeared mysteriously about Necomini. His horse, upon which he had ridden out was found saddled and bridled grazing by the wayside and there arose suspicion of foul play or suicide. It was known that he had about two thousand dollars in money about his person at the time. Last week his body was found in the Thompson River a little below Nicomini, the money gone and a gash in the forehead, but no clue has been obtained to the circumstances attending the 'taking off'.

Daniel F. Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics