|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|FLYNN, John||Clinton Co IL||CarlyleUB||25 Jan 1866||Linda Holthaus|
The Union Banner
Thursday, January 25, 1866 Page 2 Column 4
Sad Accident-One of those melancholy occurrences which sometimes startle communities, and cause the blood to run cold around the hearts of individuals, happened at Irishtown, five miles north of here, on last Tuesday morning-- The circumstances, as near as we can obtain them are as follows: Mr. John Flynn, a very estimable young man, who resided in the above neighborhood, with his widowed mother, went out into the field to gather corn, taking with him his shot-gun for the purpose of shooting quails, ocassional conveys of which would fly up near him while he was at work. For greater convenience, he placed the loaded gun in his wagon, and in loading corn, an ear struck the hamer in such a manner as to set the gun off, the entire charge taking effect in Mr. Flynn's head, producing almost instant death; thus is our county deprived on one of its citizens, and the aged and widowed mother of one of the main-stays of her declining years.
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