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ELLIS OVERHOLTZER SHOT

OVERHOLTZER, MCGINTY, PARKINS, CHRISTY

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Date: 3/9/2019 at 08:12:06

Decatur County Journal
January 4, l905

ELLIS OVERHOLTZER, a lad seventeen years of age, was shot in the back, near Mt. Ayr last Thursday and died within an hour from the injury. The shooting, which was accidental, occurred at Knowlton in the northwestern part of Ringgold County. OVERHOLTZER, CHARLES MCGINTY, ROY PARKINS and WILL CHRISTY were out hunting. CHRISTY was in the act of cocking his weapon when the hammer slipped and the contents of the gun were discharged into OVERHOLTZER's back at close range. His back bone was severed by the shot. His father is a retired farmer.


 

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