William Shaw

 
The Standard
Cassville, Georgia
January 14, 1858, Page 2
 
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Melancholy Occurrence.

On Monday, 4th inst., WILLIAM SHAW, son of Benj. F. Shaw, was killed by the falling of a tree.  The circumstances are as follows: His two little sons and the negroes were in the new ground at work.  The unfortunate little one was engaged in picking up brush at some distance from the rest of the hands, and near a large dead oak tree which was burning, and he, unconscious of danger, didn’t discover that the tree was so near down until called to by one of the negroes, and in attempting to make his escape it is supposed he fell; the trunk of the tree fell upon him, tearing and mangling his body most horribly—bursting his skull, breaking both thighs and bursting out his bowels.

The deceased was a sprightly little boy, in the 9th year of his age, full of life and glee—but, alas! in a moment is snatched away from his kind parents and friends, and they are left to mourn their sad bereavement.  But let us all be resigned to the will of God, and consider that what is our loss is his everlasting gain.

A FRIEND
Cass county, Jan. 11, 1858.

 

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