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Jonathan Carpenter's Son Killed by Rattlesnake
Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, July 9, 1828
Wilkesbarre, June 27
Sad Occurrence
About 3 weeks since a son of Jonathan Carpenter, Esq. of Northmoreland, aged about 6 years, strayed a short distance from his father's residence into the woods in company with another boy and was most shockingly bitten by a rattlesnake. It is thought that the child did not observe the reptile and that he supposed there were briers about his feet as he did not move from the place until bitten several times. The snake was discovered by his little companion who warned the unfortunate child of his danger. He attempted to escape but so furious had the snake become that it continued to thrust its fangs into him until he fell. Being unable to walk, the child crawled on his hands and knew to the road, a few yards distant, when the snake let go his hold, (by which he had been dragged through the brush) and retreated. By the time assistance was offered him the child was senseless and so badly swollen that he could not open his eyes. Medical aid was immediately called and every exertion made to relieve him - but of no avail. He lived about 36 hours, senseless, when the vital spark fled. - Democrat.

Mrs. Edward Sherman Killed by Train

The Indiana Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania), July 16 1890

Tunkhannock, Pa., July 11 - The south bound train on the Montrose railroad last night cut loose from a freight car to run it inot a switch at Springville station. Mrs. Edward Sherman, a lady 25 years of age, stepped on the track, not noticing the car approaching, and was struck by it and hurled to the side of the road in a dying condition.

John Cozine Saves Own Life

Daily Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, Pennsylvania), August 15, 1891

John Cozine, employed in a bobbin mill at Tunkhannock, Pa., saved his life recently by presence of mind and quick work. His left arm was caught in the machinery and his entire body was being drawn in. With his right hand he drew a knife from his pocket, and, opening it with his teeth, he cut the belt that drove the machinery. He will lose the arm that was caught.

Mrs. Kishpaugh Dies in Fire

New Oxford Item (New Oxford, Pennsylvania), January 14, 1898

Tunkhannock, Pa., Jan. 11

The house of Royal J. Kishpaugh, in Eaton township, was burned yesterday, and Mrs. Kishpaugh, who was upstairs when the fire broke out was cremated. The trunk without head, arms or legs was recovered after the fire.

Mrs. Henry Frawley Killed by Bull

New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania, February 8, 1916

Woman Is Gored to Death by Angry Bull

Tunkhannock, Pa., Feb. 8 – Returning to his farm late last evening, Henry Frawley, who lives in Wyoming county, near the Bradford county line, found his wife unconscious in the barnyard. She had been frightfully gored and trampled on by an angry bull. She died an hour later without regaining consciousness. Her body was badly torn by the animal’s horns.

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