NEWS ITEMS

Carroll County Arkansas Genealogy Trails

BOY INJURED BY HAWK, Aug 6, 1860

BEIGHTOL DIES, June 18, 1880

HORRIBLE DEATH OF A WOODSMAN, Nov 8, 1881

ONE KILLED, 5 HURT IN CAR ACCIDENT, Sept 10, 1923


In Carroll county, Ark., a few days ago, a hawk tore out the eyes of a boy, who captured it in the act of carrying off a chicken.
--Trenton State Gazette, August 6, 1860.



Rushville, Illinois--June 18, 1880, Ray item:  Granville BEIGHTOL died at Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  He was formerly of  Oakland Township.  (Transcribed and contributed by Sara Hemp, taken from the Rushville, Illinois Times newspaper.)


HORRIBLE DEATH OF A WOODSMAN
    A terrible accident is reported from Carroll county, Ark., in the northern part of the state.  Thomas Fultz, a laborer, had been engaged for some weeks past in cutting sawlogs in the mountains.  He erected a temporary camp under the trees, and remained almost constantly in the woods, returning at intervals to see his family.  A night or two ago a violent storm of wind swept through the mountains, destroying vast tracts of timber.  A large tree was blown across the rude hut occupied by Fultz, who had retired and was sound asleep, leaving the campfire still burning.  A limb of the tree fell on the sleeping man, pinning him to the earth, and wounding him fatally.  He was conscious, but unable to move, and his cries of agony could not be heard, as he was in the midst of a lonely forest, miles away from human habitation.  To add fresh horrors to the calamity, the tree by whose branches he was imprisoned took fire from the smouldering coals of his camp fire.  Fanned by the wind the flames spread rapidly, quickly consuming the main body of the tree and spreading to the branches.  Fultz, held as by a vice, could do nothing, and the fire soon reached him.  When discovered by his friends he was dead, both legs being burnt off and a large hole burned in his side.  --Jackson Citizen, Nov 8, 1881.



One Killed, 5 Hurt In Car Accident At Eureka Springs
Fayetteville Democrat (Fayetteville, Arkansas)  1923  September 10

Contributed by Mary Wilson
 
Eureka Springs, Sept 10--Mrs. Ballard, aged 70, was killed almost instantly, and five other persons were injured when an automobile in which they were making a tour of Arkansas- Missouri Ozarks wrecked at the foot of a hill three miles from Eureka Springs at noon Saturday.
The injured are: Mr. Ballard, husband of the dead woman; Miss Dorothy O'Bannon, aged 16, and Mrs Floyd O'Bannon. All lived at Buffalo, Mo.
Mrs. O'Bannon was driving the automobile down the Leatherwood hill on Eureka Springs- Seligman highway when the brakes failed to hold and the car crashed into the embankment. It was running about 50 miles an hour at the time of the accident.
The body of Mrs. Ballard will be sent to Buffalo tomorrow.
The injured are in a local hospital.
This is the first fatal accident on the Eureka Springs-Seligman highway, which was built four years ago.



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