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Woolsey, Mrs. WIlliam E. (Anna) (d. 1908)


Posted By: Cass County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/19/2022 at 09:17:27

Anita Republican, January 1, 1908, pg. 4, col. 5:


Mrs. William E. Woolsey Shot With a Target Gun While Hanging Out Clothes.

While Mrs. William E. Woolsey, of Atlantic, was hanging out the clothes of the family wash Monday, Walter McCarvill, a 16 year old lad was practicing with a target gun in an adjoining lot. The second shot he fired wounded her in the back a little below the shoulder blade, penetrating her lung causing internal hemorrhage. She fell to the ground where she was found ?? expired ?? [Unable to read remainder of final sentence]

Farmers Messenger, Thursday, January 2, 1908, pg. 8, col. 4:

Was Accidentally Killed.

Mrs. Anna Woolsey, wife of Brig Woolsey of this place, was accidentally shot and almost instantly killed by Walter McCarville, a young boy 16 years of age, while shooting with a 22 calibre rifle. Mrs. Woolsey was hanging out some clothes and the boy was shooting at a can when one of the bullets went wild and struck Mrs. Woolsey in the back. She fell to the ground and died in a few minutes. The coroner was called and concluded it was accidental but left the case open for further investigation. Mrs. Woolsey had called at the boy not to shoot her but the warning seems to have had no effect.


Anna L. Martin Woolsey
Birth: 30 Jul 1873
Death: 30 Dec 1907
Burial: Atlantic Cemetery
Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, USA
Block 3 Lot 275

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