|Knox Moore and his wife Mary (Polly) McColm - 1907|
|Knox and Mary Moore with their children Matthew, Rosetta, Knox (baby) and James (in front) - 1913|
My father then said that Knox had lost his finger on a circular saw. Many years later someone asked him how he had done it and as he told them how it happened he did it again. Part of another finger was gone.
For years I thought no more of the story. A couple of months ago I was randomly searching the digitised newspapers on Trove. Here was the story verifying that Knox Moore had had 2 accidents involving a circular saw.
|The Brisbane Courier (Qld.: 1864 - 1993), Friday 18 November 1927, page 11.|
It is important to remember that even if your family lived a reasonable distance from capital cities, their stories were often published in major newspapers. Don't always assume that these papers will not be a source of information for you. Wallangarra is almost 300 km from Brisbane but features regularly in The Brisbane Courier.
Now of course, I'd love to find a photo of Knox taken after 1927!