A Horrible Death.

The Cartersville Free Press Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
October 13, 1881 Page 3:
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A Horrible Death.

One of the most horrible deaths as ever recorded happened yesterday. Mr. Harris Brooks, the junior of Brooks Bro., saw mill men near Rockmart, was endeavoring to put a belt on a pulley that had fallen off, when he was caught and drawn around the shaft one time, and his thigh was torn from the trunk of his body and his foot from his leg just above the ankle. The poor unfortunate man died in twenty or thirty minutes. This was a heart-rending scene for his father, mother and wife, all of whom were soon by the dying man’s side. He died in the saw dust where he fell. His sad calamity happened yesterday morning at 8 ˝ or 9 o’clock. God knows we deeply sympathize in the bereavement of his friends, especially the poor wife.


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