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Harry Carpenter

CARPENTER. -- On Tuesday, July 4th, 1876, at the residence of his parents, in Chicago, Harry, son, six years old, of Mr. and Mrs. Leb Carpenter, formerly of this city.

This sad occurrence was caused by a terrible explosion of gunpowder, which at the same time severely shocked several other persons who were near, jarred the premises so as to break a large portion of the glass in an adjoining block, and set fire to Mr. Carpenter's store. The particulars are as follows: About 4 P. M. Harry was playing in his father's store, where fire-works were kept, having in his hand a piece of punk with which he lighted firecrackers. He passed behind a counter, unobserved, beneath which he found, on a shelf, some particles of powder, and thinking, as he afterward said, that so little powder would not make much fire, he ignited it with his punk. The fire was transmitted to some small packages of powder in paper near by, and from them to a keg about half full. Harry lived until about 10 P. M., retaining his mind and memory so fully as to relate the whole affair to his parents, who had, until a few moments before his death, strong hope of his recovery. The body was brought to this city and interred in the old city cemetery yesterday. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: July 6, 1876
Volume Number: 20
Issue Number: 26
Page: 3
Column(s): 6

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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