“The Teamster in Jack MacDonald's Crew”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (Ives-DullCare)
Keywords: death lumbering disease doctor
Found in: Canada(Mar)


Leslie Stubbs was a teamster "who came to the lumberlands his family to maintain," He complains of headache and becomes sick. MacDonald and Tom Proctor take him home to his wife in Sherman Mills. Doctor Harris cannot save him.


Ives-DullCare: "Earl Stubbs, aged 28, having contracted spinal meningitis in a lumbercamp, died at his home in Sherman Mills, Maine, January 23, 1908, and Dr Francis Harris had signed the death certificate" - BS

Historical references


  1. Ives-DullCare, pp. 165-167, 256, "The Teamster in Jack MacDonald's Crew" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13997
  3. BI, IvDC165