Fox, J. J. died 1914
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 2/27/2020 at 10:21:44
Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 19 Nov. 1914. Clayton column.
The people of this vicinity were shocked to hear of the accidental shooting of a man by the name of J. J. Fox in the timber Saturday afternoon, where he had been hunting. His sons, who were with him, ran to the neighbors and spread the news that their father was shot and going to the scene of the shooting, found the body lifeless. It seemed as though he had been using the gun for a cane, slipping and falling and striking the gun, causing the same to discharge, the load striking Mr. Fox in the side, killing him almost instantly.
Mr. Fox and his two sons came here from their home in Dubuque Saturday morning to spend the day hunting, when the terrible accident happened. Coroner Kappen, of Guttenberg, was called and an inquest was held. The body was taken to Dubuque for burial Sunday afternoon. Deceased was an employee of the C., M. & St. P. R.R. Co. in the bridge building department.
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