Copy of Dr. G.W. Howland’s affidavit of July 17, 1917
Dr. G. W. Howland qualified medical practitioner of Toronto, Ont., Sworn, Said:
I saw body of man floating in Canoe Lake Monday, July 16th, at about 10 A. M. and notified Mr. George Rowe a resident who removed body to shore. On 17th Tuesday, I examined boyd and found it to be that of a man aged about 40 years in advanced stage of decomposition, face abdomen and limbs swollen, blisters on limbs, was a bruise on right temple size of 4” long, no other sign of external marks visible on body, air issuing from mouth, some bleeding from right ear, cause of death drowning.
(Sgd.) Gordon W. Howland,
M. R. N.A.C.P.