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George W. Fenton
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1852
Munroe Falls
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 1880
Gypsum
Saline County
Kansas, USA

Again we are called upon to listen to the sad results of carelessness with fire-arms. On Sunday, October 10, in the south-eastern part of Saline county, Mr. George Fenton was accidentally shot by his brother-in-law, Bud Hall. They were both playing with the children, little dreaming of the great calamity that was about to befall one of them. Mr. Hall wishing his gun, reached through the door, and not looking at what he was taking in his hand, took hold of a gun that belonged to a person who was visiting him. Thinking it was his own gun and knowing that it was not loaded, he drew it towards him more carelessly than he would have done had he known it was not his own gun. The hammer of the gun struck against the door side and discharged it; the shot striking Mr. Fenton in the left breast and ranging upward lodged under the shoulder blade. Mr. Andrew Sloop, who had passed a moment before, was called back, and sent post haste to Roxbury for a physician. Doctor Zawadsky hastened at the call, but it was of no avail. The results were fatal, he having expired about one and a half hours after the accident, and before the Doctor arrived. Mr. Fenton leaves a wife and three children to mourn his sad loss. Mr. Hall is almost crazed, and does nothing but rave and call with endearing entreaties to the departed one. All the neighbors sympathize with the distressed family, as they show by their willing assistance. (McPherson Republican, 14 October 1880)

Sad Accident - Another sad result from the careless handling of guns occured on Gypsum last Sunday. It appears that Geo. Fenton, living on the west branch of Gypsum creek went over to visit his mother-in-law, Mrs. Nancy Hall, who lived a short distance from him. While there himself and brother-in-law Bud. Hall were talking of hunting. Their gun was standing behind the door. Bud. Hall reached for it to shoot a dog, when the hammer caught In some way, and discharged the load in Fenton's breast just above the heart. Mr. Wilkinson being near was informed and immediately came in for a physician, but whose service were too late, as Fenton lived only about an hour. The shooting was purely accidental, the thing to be condemned being the careless handling of firearms. Death often appears to be no warning, and almost daily is recorded sad accidents like this. Geo. Fenton was 27 years old and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. He was buried Monday in McQuary's graveyard on Gypsum Creek. (Salina Herald, 16 October 1880)

For more information, see: www.homesteadgenealogy.com/2013/09/18/a-sad-accident-the-death-of-george-w-fenton/ 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Ellen Hall Holman (1857 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
McQuary's Graveyard
Gypsum
Saline County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Melanie
Originally Created by: Chuck McKinley
Record added: Jun 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53376154
 

 
 
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