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Toronto Messengers –A Brief History  (Part 1)

1940-59

Messenger Boys Fading Away - New York Times, December 2, 1959

Cycling Champion Bob McLeod Dies - Toronto Star, July 3, 1958

Western Union Messengers to Get Full 75-Cent Pay Scale, U.S. Rules - New York Times, September 19, 1950

These Boys Seek No Summer Jobs - New York Times, June 18, 1950

Smashed Glass Gives Clue in Highway Hit-Run Death - Toronto Star, December 26, 1940

An example to Ontario - Toronto Star, December 26, 1940

Bus Kills Messenger Boy - New York Times, August 16, 1940


1900-39


Injury of Messenger Raises Legal Issue - New York Times, August 14, 1938

A Cyclist’s View - Toronto Star, June 9, 1938

Fine Tribute to Dead Messenger - Toronto Star, May 27, 1938

Messenger Boy Dies of Collision Hurts - Toronto Star, April 22, 1938

Toronto Messenger Boys’ Association Plan to Petition Hepburn for Protection - Toronto Star, October 13, 1937

Two Telegraph Bike Messengers Named to Olympic Team - Toronto Star, June 29, 1936

Bob McLeod Shows Class in Olympic Bike Trials - Toronto Star, June 27, 1936

Crompton Sets Pace in the 1,000 Metres Olympic Time Trial - Toronto Star, June 26, 1936

Young Driver Sobs Gets Four Months - Toronto Star, February 13, 1935

Insists He Stopped Before He Hit Cycle - Toronto Star, February 12, 1935

Crown Claims Driver Caused Man’s Death - Toronto Star, February 11, 1935

Two Killed This Month - Toronto Star, January 30, 1935

Dead Cyclist Identified as Wesley McLean, Age 21 - Toronto Star, November 24, 1934

Driver is Arrested as Messenger Dies - Toronto Star, October 17, 1934

Boys “Bear” Bob McLeod in Triumph on Shoulders - Toronto Star, August 25, 1934

McLeod is “Chaired” - Toronto Star, August 25, 1934

McLeod’s Rise to Top Epic of Cycling Game - Toronto Star, August 15, 1934

Canada’s Unexpected Wins Capped By McLeod’s Ride - Toronto Star, August 13, 1934

With Pick and Shovel - Toronto Star, August 13, 1934

Bike Race Program is a Great Success - Toronto Star, August 28, 1933

Messenger Boy Killed by Auto - New York Times, November 26, 1932

Eleven Children Die Beneath Auto Wheels - Toronto Star, June 9, 1927

Two Telegraph Messenger Boys Bicycle From Toronto to Montreal - Toronto Star, June 3, 1926

Motorman Not Blamed for Cyclist’s Death - Toronto Star, July 24, 1920

Wiley Captures Motor-Paced Race -  New York Times, June 9, 1915

And It Is Enough - Toronto Star, August 18, 1911

The Fun And Troubles of Toronto Messengers - Toronto Star, September 15, 1906

Plea For Boys in Large Cities - Toronto Star, August 13, 1904

Belz Leaped the Gap - Toronto Star, July 13, 1904

Messengers Get A Move On - Toronto Star, July 7,1903

C.P.R Messengers’ Races - Toronto Star, June 30, 1903

C.P.R. Messenger Races - Toronto Star, August 26, 1902

Lively Boys On the “Go” Always - Toronto Star, August 2, 1902

Killed by Automobile - New York Times, February 20, 1901

Messenger Attacked - Toronto Star, September 4, 1900

1800's


Gossip of the Cyclers – Messenger Boys Championships - New York Times, August 23, 1896

Race for Messenger Boys - New York Times, August 18, 1896

Messenger Races - Toronto Star, June 4,1896

Messenger Boys to Use Bicycles - New York Times, May 3, 1896

Bicycle Briefs - Toronto Star, July 13, 1895

Telegraph Boys on Bicycles - New York Times, November 9, 1884

Messengers Boys on Bicycles - New York Times, July 4, 1884

The Messenger Boys - New York Times, July 5, 1873

 


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