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Edwin Ahrens (1895-1901)


Posted By: Assistant County Coordinator (email)
Date: 10/9/2010 at 18:51:56


BOONE - DEC. 5 - Word reached this city of a fatal accident that occurred near Mackey. Little Andrew Ahrens the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ahrens, shot and instantly killed his brother, Eddie. Eddie was but one year younger than his brother, and the two boys had been sent by their mother on some errand to the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Ahrens.

The lads arrived at the house, and after delivering their message, Andrew, while looking around the room, saw a rifle standing behind the door and took it up and raised it to his shoulder as if to shoot. His aunt saw him and cried out for him to put it down, but before she had finished the little fellow had pulled the trigger. The bal entered the neck of his brother passing through the body, killing him instantly.

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