Tragedy in 1922

The June 7 1922 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this sad story, about a man who rented a room solely for the purpose of killing himself, and who had been missing for a week before he was found.


The Toronto city directories enable me to indulge morbid curiosity, so I looked poor Harry Magee up. He is listed in the 1922 city directory as living at 69 Jackman Avenue – the listed profession matches, so I know it’s him – and does not appear in the 1923 directory.

The dwellings at 69 Jackman Avenue and 204 Sherbourne Street no longer exist. That stretch of Jackman Avenue now contains Jackman Avenue Public School, and 204 Sherbourne is now a vacant lot.

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