|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1931|
The Franklin Sun Winnsboro, LA January 29, 1931
Baskin Farmer Accidentally Shot Last Sunday
Farmer Shot By Companion On Bird Hunt
Archie Duckworth Killed By Baskin Postmaster's Gun
One of the members of a hunting party of five was mortally wounded at Gillis lake near Baskin Sunday when the shotgun of a companion was accidentally discharged.
The victim was Archie Duckworth, 35. He died at 8 p.m. Sunday night, about five hours after he was shot.
Harry Mock, postmaster at Baskin, was climbing through a barbed wire fence when the trigger of his shotgun, which he was carrying in his hand, was pulled back by a strand of wire. The muzzle of the weapon was pointed up, and as the pun (sic gun) discharged the load of shot struck Duckworth in the face, tearing away the left side of his face and part of his skull bone. Duckworth slumped forward, bleeding profusely from his badly wounded face and head. When Mock reached his side, however, Duckworth was still breathing, and in the hope of saving his life, the Baskin postmaster, assisted by other members of the party, Robert Anderson, Jackson Anderson and a youth named McDaniels, carried him to the nearby farm home of Jack Anderson and summoned a Baskin physician.
Reaching the scene a few minutes after he received the call, the physician administered first aid treatment to the wounded man, but announced that there was no hope for his recovery.
Duckworth was then removed to the home of his brother, Floyd Duckworth, where he died early Sunday night.
The victim of the hunting tragedy was employed as a share cropper on the plantation of Mock's father, near Baskin. He was unmarried.
His parents are dead and his only surviving relative is his brother.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Baskin, and his remains were interred in the Coax cemetery Monday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock. Rev. J.H. Keys conducted the funeral services.
James Columbus Duckworth (1861 - 1910)
Phoebie Adline Malissa Wade Duckworth (1873 - 1914)
Mary Duckworth Hall (1891 - 1964)*
Narvell Floyd Duckworth (1894 - 1962)*
Daniel Archie Duckworth (1897 - 1931)
Coax Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Barry Holland
Record added: May 09, 2013
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