Mr. Mayson Taff

 
The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
July 19, 1883, page 3
 
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A Sad Accident

One of the saddest accidents that has happened in this county for some time occurred near Stilesboro last Saturday, in which a clever young gentleman lost his life. Mr. Mayson Taff, a young man about 22 years of age, together, with three other young men were out squirrel hunting, on that day, and they “treed” a squirrel up a dead pine tree. Young Taff, proceeded to the tree and began looking for the game, and thinking that it was hidden beneath the loose bark he began pushing it off with the butt of his gun, holding the muzzle in his right hand. He pushed hard on the bark and it came off easier than he expected, and caused the gun to slip and its hammer striking the tree it was discharged, the load entering the unfortunate young man’s breast. He expired in two or three minutes, and was buried at Raccoon church last Sunday. The young man bore an enviable reputation and was much thought of by all who knew him. He was greatly beloved by his family, and high hopes were centered in him. The bereaved have the condolence and sympathy of every one on their sad loss.

 

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