Gabriel Jones

 
The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
November 14, 1889, page 1
 
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A Distressing Accident.
A Prominent Minister Blows Out the Brains of a Citizen of Cedartown.

The news of a horrible accident comes from Cedartown.

It is the killing of Mr. Gabriel Jones, by the accidental discharge of a shot gun in the hands of Rev. Charles K. Henderson. The two gentlemen were out bird hunting and were walking through a field with their guns over their shoulders. Mr. Henderson was in advance of his companion and the hammer of both barrels were cocked. Either Mr. Jones attempted to pull the gun from Mr. Hendersonís shoulder or it commenced slipping; at any rate Mr. Henderson attempted to get a firmer hold, and in doing so his hand came in contact with a trigger and a loud report followed, and Mr. Jones fell back dead. The load of shot had entered his forehead a little above the right eye and his brains were oozing out of the hole made, presenting a most horrible aspect. Mr. Henderson was almost crazed by the deplorable accident. He called for help and the remains were carried to Cedartown. Nothing could be more distressing to witness than the grief stricken home, the wife being prostrated by the news and the grief of the children heart rending.

On account of the standing of both parties in the community, the town was greatly shocked over the affair.

 

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