Forrest Lockhart

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
October 1, 1908 , Page 6
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Horrible Accident.
Forrest Lockhart, Nine Years Old, Falls Under Moving Wagon.

Little Forrest Lockhart, nine years old, met with a horrible death last Thursday.  With his little brother he was playing out in the road in front of his home, which is near Mr. J. W. Jones’s place, in the southwestern suburbs.  Seeing a wagon loaded with cotton driven by Mr. Herman Leake, the two little fellows followed it and asked for a ride.  Mr. Leake told them to get away, fearing they might get hurt, and thought they had gone.  Little Forrest when Mr. Leake was not looking mounted the brake at the side of the wagon.  In some way he fell off and fell under the wheel, where he was crushed to death instantly.  The wheel passed over his head and legs, fracturing his skull and breaking both legs.  Mr. Leake knew nothing of the accident until he had driven some distance and heard the screams of the mother, who had witnessed the accident from her home.  The father of the boy was not at home when the accident occurred.  He is a painter by trade and was on a job away from the city.


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