|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1843|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 1894|
B. F. Kear, a former employee in the Democrat office, lost his life while working in a well on Taylor Combes' farm yesterday morning, from damps or suffocation. He had worked in the well the day before and had tried to shoot off some dynamite by throwing in some rags etc, saturated with coal oil which is supposed to have created the foul air, and upon his going down in the well the next morning he asked to be drawn up after a little while saying that it smelled of coal oil and he would wait a while.
He was being drawn up and when about 25 feet from the bottom he fell from the bucket back in the well and when taken out life was extinct. No blame is attached to any one as Mr. Combes had warned him not to go down in the well.
Mr. Kear was an old soldier and was left alone with several children by the death of his wife last winter.
Hennessey Clipper Aug. 10, 1894
On Page 564 of our book TRIBUTES OF BLUE, by Pearcy and Talkington, 1996.
(Contributed by Dale Talkington #47256317)
Sylvia Jane Pixler Kear (1854 - 1894)*
Pearl Catherine Kear Gritz (1885 - 1959)*
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