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Burr Spencer

A very sad accident occurred on Twenty Mile last Friday. Mr. S. Spencer's little son, Burr, who was just recovering from the whooping cough went to the granary for some wheat to feed his chickens. It seems that he was unable to get the wheat without getting into the bin which he did, but in getting out he knocked a wagon-spring from overhead which caught the poor little fellow by the neck holding him between the spring and the bar of the bin. His little brother ran to the house and told his ma that "Burr was in a box and couldn't get out." Mrs. Spencer ran to the granary, but she was too late. Burr was dead, hung by a spring. As he was only six years old, and just recovering from sickness, of course he was helpless. The heartstricken parents are almost crazed, having lost a pair of twins last March. They have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire neighborhood. Thus the angel of death plucks the little flowers.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: June 19, 1879
Volume Number: 23
Issue Number: 25
Page: 3
Column(s): 8 and 9

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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