Obit: Warner, Charlie (? - 1884)

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----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/22/1884

Warner, Charlie (1872 - 15 AUG 1884)

A sad accident occurred near this village (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) about 10 o’clock on Friday morning last. Two boys, one a step-son of Cline Cradle named Charlie Warner, aged 12 years., the other named Frank Lavell, a son of Pat Lavell, aged 14, came here from North Fork, where their parents reside, on some errand and upon returning, when about half a mile west of this village, stopped to practice shooting at a mark, each having a revolver. After shooting a few times the boys exchanged revolvers, the one in the hands of Frank Lavell being cocked, and in handing it to Charlie it went off, the ball a 22 short, taking effect in Charlie’s chest, causing almost instant death. The boys being excellent friends, the shooting was purely accidental. Frank immediately stated for the village and summoned Dr. McCutcheon, who upon arriving at the scene, found the boy dead. The following jury: F. Gillespie, H. Holzhausen, M DuCate, T.O. Mosher, V.R. Mead and Pete Schroeder, was sworn in by Justice Tiedemann, who upon viewing the remains rendered a verdict of "accidental shooting". The body was taken to North Fork in the afternoon and interred on Saturday. Parents should let this sad accident remind them that revolvers are dangerous playthings in the hand of their children.



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