C. C. Peters

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
June 6 , 1907, Page 1
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Killed By a Fall.
Young Lineman Impaled On a Fence.
Dies In Thirty Minutes—Body Shipped to Relatives at Sewell, West Virginia
A Fine Physical Specimen.

At the Bell House last Thursday night C. C. Peters, a lineman for the Southern Bell Telephone Co., met his death by falling from a veranda on a picket fence and being impaled, several pickets piercing his vitals.

The young man had been drinking, it is said, and several of his fellow linemen had gotten him to the Bell house, which was his boarding place.  It was about nine o’clock.  Peters arose and went out on the veranda.  His companions followed him, supposing he might be going to town again.  In a friendly manner they took hold of him to get him back to the room when he threw his arms out violently and floundered about in a very lively way.  Getting too near the balusters, he took a sort of head first dive after loosing his balance and his body went over the railing and on to the fence below.  His companions sought him after the fall and found him impaled and in desperate agony.  He was removed from his position and given all attention possible but died in less than thirty minutes.

Young Peters had only been in the employ of the telephone company here for a little over a month.  It was ascertained that he had been about a great deal.  It was at first somewhat difficult to locate his people, but they were finally found by means of telegrams at Sewell, West Virginia.  His remains after receiving proper preparation were shipped to his parents at that place.

Peters was a fine physical specimen and was said to have possessed a kind disposition and was quite well thought of by those who were acquainted with him.


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