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William Shupe
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Birth: 1852, Canada
Death: Dec. 11, 1875
Brainerd
Crow Wing County
Minnesota, USA

Arrived in Brainerd sometime between May and December of 1875.

SAD.--A fatal accident occurred on Saturday last near this city, resulting in the instant death of William Shupe, a young man about 20 years of age, a son of Barney Shupe, residing on Ninth street, and formerly of Long Prairie, Minn. He was out hunting deer with his father on the day named, and in the afternoon the father took a circle around a thicket to drive out deer, leaving his unfortunate son on the runway to shoot them as they came out. Instead of remaining where he was stationed, as directed by his father--he went in a very unaccountable manner in another direction some distance from his post and climbed a tree. By some means unknown, while in the tree, and about twelve feet from the ground, his rifle was discharged, the bullet taking effect in his throat near the breast-bone, passing through the spine and out the back of the neck, breaking his neck. His father heard the shot and hurried to the place where he had left his son, and he was gone; he began examining his tracks to ascertain where he had gone, and tracked him to the fatal spot where he found him dead at the roots of the tree. His hat was hanging on a limb in the tree, and indicated where the accident had occurred and whence he had doubtless fallen a corpse, and his gun, the instrument of his sudden departure, lay at a distance of about twelve feet from the tree where it was probably thrown by him upon hearing the report.
This is a sudden and severe blow upon the bereaved family, consisting of father, mother, two brothers and a sister, and great sympathy is felt for them in the community.
The funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. A. A. Sutton. "Be ye also ready." (Brainerd Tribune, 18 December 1875, p. 1, c. 6) [Contributed by John Van Essen]

1875 Minnesota State Census; Long Prairie, Todd County, Minnesota:
Barney Shupe, b. ca 1829, Canada
Lene [sic] Shupe, b. ca 1823, Holstein
William Shupe, b. ca 1853, Canada
Henry Shupe, b. ca 1854, Iowa
Louisa Shupe, b. ca 1857, Minnesota
John Shupe, b. ca 1858, Iowa 
 
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 Parents:
  Barney Shupe (1829 - 1903)
  Madeline Shupe (1823 - 1916)
 
 Sibling:
  William Shupe (1852 - 1875)
  John A Shupe (1858 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Aged 23 yrs
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Brainerd
Crow Wing County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Block 7 Lot 92
 
Maintained by: A. Nelson
Originally Created by: Kathy Merris Mills
Record added: Jun 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71972320
William Shupe
Added by: Kathy Merris Mills
 
 
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 Added: Sep. 10, 2011
 
 
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