Mrs. ? Beck

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
December 18, 1873, Page 3
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A Mother Killed and Two Children Injured!

It is seldom we are called upon to chronicle a circumstance of so sorrowful a character as that which transpired in this town on Saturday last, resulting in the almost instant death of a lady and the very serious injury of one child, and painfully bruising another.  As we learn, the circumstances are about as follows: Mrs. Beck, residing in Alabama, was on her way out with two little children, to visit the family of her brother-in-law, Mr. Hiram Dobbs, of this county.  She arrived here on the 10:51 train, and desiring to go immediately to the country, engaged a dray from Mr. R. W. Satterfield of this place to transport herself, her children and her baggage.  The articles were loaded, the passengers mounted and all started joyfully on the way, little suspecting the frightful accident which was so soon to overtake them and deprive the little ones of their best friend and usher a soul unwarned, into the presence of her maker.  Soon after passing the Car Factory, a mule team hitched to a lumber wagon loading there took fright and ran into them, the pole of the wagon striking Mrs. Beck in the breast, ranging upward to the chin and killing her on the spot.  One of the children was struck on the head by the pole and seriously hurt, but not dangerously it is supposed.  The other child also received bruises, but not of a serious nature.  We heartily sympathize with the relatives of the deceased.

We learn that Mr. Beck, himself died in Alabama only a few weeks ago.  The children are thus left orphans.


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