Sunday, March 17, 2013

Orphan Boy

Fulton Journal
May 16, 1899

A young orphan boy, eleven years old, who was adopted from an ophan asylum at Chicago by S.G. Hunter, of Amboy, was killed at the Hunter farm Saturday morning.  He had been driving a four horse team on a pulverizer, and it is thought that he slipped from the plank on which he was sitting.  It had been noticed that the horses stood in one place in the field for several hours, and this finally led to an investigation as to the cause.  The boy was found lying beside the pulverizer.  There was a large gash in the right leg; an artery had been cut.  The boy bled to death.--Sterling Standard