Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 30, 2013

News From 100 Years Ago: 12/30/2013

n Boy Killed by Accident - Horace Davis was victim of Shotgun, Shot passed through body, Was putting gun away from horses.

Maple City, Dec. 27 – Horace Davis, aged 17, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon about one o’clock by the accidental discharge of a shotgun. Young Davis was watering the horses at the farm of his uncle John Lewis and having the gun with him he endeavored to place it out of reach of the animals so that while drinking they would not step upon the weapon. While trying to get the gun in a place of safety the hammer struck the edge of a timber discharging it.

n Killed by train, Holmes Siding farmer met sudden death

William Gooden, a farmer living near Holmes Siding was killed at Fife Lake yesterday while attempting to board a passenger train. Mr. Gooden had been in the habit of visiting Fife Lake frequently and did so yesterday and in trying to get on the regular passenger train became confused, slipped off the steps of the car and was instantly killed. He has lived at Holmes Siding some time and is a well-to-do farmer. He leaves a wife and three children.

n Was Badly Injured, T.A. Nelson crushed under falling piano

T.A. Nelson of 619 W. Ninth St., a drayman for Grinnell Bros. Music house had his left leg and two ribs broken, his hips crushed and otherwise injured while delivering a piano. Mr. Nelson in company with Sage Ryan had delivered a player piano to a party in Grawn and were returning with the exchange piano when in someway the burr of one of the wheels came off causing the wheel to drop, thus tipping the dray over. Mr. Nelson was caught under the heavy piano with the above results while Mr. Ryan was badly shaken up.

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