Obit: Kyle, Harry, (1886 - 1908)

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Surnames: KYLE

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11/19/1908

Kyle, Harry, (22 MAR 1886 - 12 NOV 1908)

The sad news reached Colby, Clark Co., Wis., last Friday, that Harry Kyle of the town of Holway, Taylor Co., youngest son of Peter Kyle, who lives east of this city, had been shot and instantly killed on Thursday afternoon, about four o’clock, by Robert Hamilton, one of his hunting companions. Those out near Miller’s dam with Harry were Henry Liberty, Adam Swan and Robert Hamilton, experienced woodsmen and hunters. Harry had removed his red sweater and cap, unknown to the others, and when Robert, who was on the trail of deer, saw his head moving in bushes, mistook it for his deer and shot. The ball passed through his head causing instant death. As soon as he discovered what he had done he summoned the others and the body was taken to Medford where it was prepared for burial, and on Monday brought to this city, the funeral being held from the M.E. Church in the afternoon, Rev. J.A. Moats officiating.

Harry Kyle was born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kyle in Frankfort, Marathon Co., about ten miles east of Colby, on March 22nd, 1886, where he continued to reside until a little over a year ago, when he went to Holway to work in Liberty’s Mill. He was a member of the Woodmen Camp at that place and a few of the members and other friends accompanied the remains to this city. He leaves a wife and baby boy, besides his parents, two brothers, one sister, and other near relatives, to mourn his sad and untimely death, all of whom have the sympathy of the entire community in their deep sorrow.



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