Obit: Fritz, Son of Peter (1885 –1908)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/09/1908

Fritz, Son of Peter (1885 - JAN 1908)

(Marshfield Times)

A most deplorable shooting accident happened at Unity last Friday costing the life of a bright little boy of twelve years. Two lads, one a son of Peter Fritz, owner of the local sawmill and the other a son of Sam Hause, were playing about, each armed with a 22-caliber rifle. Through some accident the weapon held by the Hause boy was discharged and the ball passed through the slight body of the Fritz boy from side to side, inflicting a very bad wound.

The injured youngster was brought to St. Joseph’s hospital and an operation was performed which left the wound in the best possible condition, but the vital parts were penetrated by the bullet in such a manner that there was little hope of recovery. The boy died Saturday morning and the remains were removed to Unity for interment.



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