Ft. Gibson Citizens Cemetery
Muskogee County, Oklahoma

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Richard Trent

The below was sent to me for Richard Trent
Death of Dr. Trent.
We are sorry to announce, in this, the first issue of our paper, the sad death o f Dr. R. P . Trent,, of Fort Gibson. His death resulted from a gun-shot wound, the gun being accidently discharged by his own hand. On last Wednesday the Doctor was returning from a professional trip to the country and on his road home stopped at the residence of R. M. Walker. While there he learned that Wm. Percival was down below his (Percival's) orchard and had a shot gun and being fearful least he should injure some one of his own family, as he was very much under the influence of liquor, the Doctor concluded to go up and see him as he could do more with him than anyone else. Dr. Trent found Mr. Percival and secured the gun. He then told I'ercival that he was going to break his gun, thinking that he would keep him from doing any one harm, and turning to the fence he broke thp stock first and then in striking the second time the left barreli was discharged, entering his right thigh. He was taken home and the best of medical help secured. He died at 2:15 a. m., Monday last. Richard Owen Trent was born in Eastburg, "Va,, and lived there until the close of the war. He then moved to the Cherokee Nation. He was an able physician and had many friends throughout the Indian Territory, all of whom are pained tp hear of his sad and unexpected Cn.ŚMuskogee Phoenix

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