The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Saturday Aug. 11, 1917

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"Buster" Greaves Victim of Tragedy
Body of Little Toronto Boy Recovered -- Wore Indian Suits Parents Bought

Little George Francis "Buster" Graves, aged five, only child of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Graves of 51 Rosevear Ave., Little York, drowned in the Marsh disaster, was one of Toronto's fairest baby boys.

Speaking of Mrs. Graves boy Mrs. McLelan wrote her. "Buster is fine he told me to tell his mama that he is working. You should see him. He is as black as a negro and is piling up the wood for the men. He is fine and can eat like a horse."

The lad was dressed in a little Indian suit that his parents bought for him before he went away.

Mrs. Graves lost a brother, Stoker Hugh Donnelly, when the cruiser Aboukir was torpedoed in the North Sea in Sept. 1914.

Neil McLelan and his wife formerly lived in Toronto at 139 Gimcoe Street. He was then a sailor on the Oliver Mowat. And was also on the Sophia Minch when that boat was in a wreck. He sailed on the Scheobazer, which foundered at almost the same spot that the Marsh sank, when Capt. Macdonald and his wife on the Scheobazer, were drowned. He was on the Kitchen when it sank outside of the Eastern gap. He was fortunately rescued from his accident by a tug. Besides his brother in Toronto, two other brothers, William and Charles live in Port Hope. His wife was formerly a Toronto business woman.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Saturday Aug. 11, 1917