|Birth: ||1898, USA|
|Death: ||Jul. 11, 1906|
Printed in Daily Herald on July 12, 1906: (note the month of printing and the month of death are two different months - Bradford O'Keefe has date of death as in July while Genealogybank.com has article being printed in February)
"The reckless handling of fire arms has another victim. Gill, the little 9 year-old son of Eugene Fryou, a carpenter, employed at Greene's sash and blind factory, with a crowd of companions, was playing in an alley off Reynoir street, just south of Howard avenue, when Boy Villa came up carrying a rifle of small calibre. Mose Williams, 15 years of age, a companion, took the gun and asked if it was loaded. Villa answered, "no, I have the ball in my pocket." The little Fryou boy ran off and playfully cried, "Mose I give you leave." Thinking the gun was empty, Williams raised it and called to the boy, "throw up your hands." He ran on and Williams snapped the gun. An explosion followed, and Fryou sank to the ground with a bullet in his brain. Assistance was summoned and the child rushed to the sanitorium where heroic measures were adopted by Drs. Bragg and Folkes, but without avail, and he died at 1:30 p.m., without regaining consciousness. The sad occurrence was purely an accident, but has shocked the city throughout, and young Williams is completely prostate over its awfulness. Mrs. Fryou, who has long been an invalid, is completely prostated and grave fears are entertained over her condition. The funeral occurred from the residence this afternoon at 3 o'clock, interment following at the city cemetery".
Biloxi City Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 24, 2009
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