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Wheldon & Hollingsworth in Accidents 1902

WHELDON, HOLLINGSWORTH

Posted By: Ernie Braida
Date: 9/2/2011 at 23:13:41

On Tuesday evening of last week Fred Wheldon of Swan, was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun. He had been duck hunting during the afternoon and evening, on returning home, leaning his gun against the side of the house to open the door, when his dog jumped up to meet him, and in some manner struck the hammer of the gun in such a way as to discharge it. The load took effect in the young manís head killing him instantly.

On the Sunday previous to the above accident, Ed Hollingsworth, who lives in the bottom just this side the Red Rock bridge, was crawling upon some ducks in the river, when the gun he carried was accidently discharged, the shot striking him in the left arm between the hand and elbow. Doctors Harp and Aplin of Dunreath were called and removed the arm just below the elbow. He stood the operation well and at present is doing nicely as could be expected.

Marion County Newspapers 1902


 

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