Mother saves boy

The November 5 1956 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this small article about a woman who ran back into a burning house to successfully save her three-year-old son:


Because the Toronto city directories enable me to snoop, I can tell you that:

  • The family was actually named Boutilier – the Star left off the first “i” in their name.
  • The burning house was at 164 Munro Street. (The house was restored after the fire, and still stands – you can see that the bricking at the front of the house is newer than that of its neighbours.)
  • The Boutiliers moved to 953 Greenwood after the fire, as that’s where they were in the 1957 city directory. I didn’t trace them after that.

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