|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1904|
|Death: ||May 24, 1914|
Missouri Death Certificate
Wes Bowman on Island 18 shot his younger brother about 9 o'clock Sunday morning, the ball passing nearly through the body, death ensuing nearly an hour later. The father had left an automatic pistol lying on a dresser, he having taken all the cartridges from the magazine, but forgetting the one in the barrel. As Bowman, aged about nineteen came up, the little boy said, "Wes, let's see how it works." The older boy picked up the pistol and snapped it, the cartridge being discharged. The ball struck the little fellow in the right arm, passed through the body and lodged near the surface over the left hip.
Dr. Sharp was summoned at once but could render no help. Dr. Hendrix arrived after the boy had died.
The family had lived on the island north of Cotonwood Point for about two years.
The Pemiscot Argus, Caruthersville, Missouri
Thursday, May 28, 1914 - Contributed by Frances Funderburk
Created by: B. Meales
Record added: Apr 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68580376