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NUGENT, Edwin c1893-1898


Posted By: K.L. Kittleson
Date: 2/16/2013 at 18:45:15



Sad Accident at Washburn—Young
Son of Michael Nugent Accidentally
Killed Yesterday Afternoon By His
Ten-Year-Old Brother.

Edwin Nugent, the 5-year-old son of Michael Nugent, section foreman for the B., C. R. & N., residing at Washburn, was accidentally shot in the back yesterday afternoon by his brother Leo, aged only ten years. The boy only lived about ten minutes after the terrible accident.

The two young boys covertly slipped their father's shot gun from the house and took it to a field near by, to hunt birds. The field was covered with tall grass that nearly hid the younger boy, who went ahead to scare up the birds.

Suddenly a bird flew up and Leo blazed away, the shot taking effect in his young brother's back. As soon as Leo saw what he had done, he ran to his uncle, Mr. O'Connor, who was working in an adjoining field. Mr. O'Connor carried the injured boy home, and Dr. Young was summoned from Raymond, but the boy died before his arrival. Dr. Young says that the shot was fired at such short range that there is little question but that the shots penetrated the large blood vessels of his heart and that he bled to death almost immediately. The gun was heavily loaded.

Mr. Nugent was away at the time of the, tragedy, and Mrs. Nugent did not notice the boys when they entered the house for the gun.

The funeral services were held at 4 p.m. today at the Catholic church at Gilbertville. The remains were interred at Gilbertville.

Waterloo Daily Reporter, Thur., July 8, 1898


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