William Fountain

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
December 18, 1890 page 4
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A Distressing Accident.
Wm. Fountain Accidentally Shot While Out Hunting.

A most distressing accident, terminating in the death of Mr. William Fountain, occurred about five miles form Cartersville Saturday. Mr. Fountain and Mr. Walter Leake, the nineteen year old son of Mr. Tom Leake, were out bird hunting and the accidental discharge of the young Leakeís gun was the cause of Mr. Fountainís death.

One of the dogs that the hunters had with them pointed to a covey of birds and the two men were slipping upon them in the usual way, Mr. Leake being several feet in the rear of his companion and his gun cocked. One of his feet stumbled against an obstacle and as he fell his gun belched forth its deadly contents and into the side of Mr. Fountainís head they went. The unfortunate man only lived a short time. He leaves a wife and two children.

No one more deeply deplores the sad affair than Walter Leake.


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