Thursday, May 6, 2010

Distressing Accident

The Marietta Times, June 10, 1869

A dispatch by telegraph, from Beverly, at 2 o'clock, P.M., yesterday, says that, at 10 o'clock, on Tuesday morning, Colonel Wm. B. Mason, of this city, while at the house of his brother-in-law, Sylvester Mason, in Adams township, accidentally shot the wife of the latter.  The Colonel had gone out to shoot a chicken, and seeing Mrs. Mason near the well, he went into the barn so that she would not be in range of his gun.  Meantime, the lady had passed around the barn, and was directly in range when the Colonel fired.  The ball passed through an inch board, and struck Mrs. Mason in the bowels, about six inches above the groin.  The ball has not been extracted.  The physicians think the wound will not prove fatal.

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