Balim Dobbs

The Standard and Express
Cartersville, Georgia
August 29, 1872, page 3
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Balim Dobbs, a youth of 18 years, son of David Dobbs, of Cherokee county, on Tuesday, the 20th inst., went to a neighbor’s house to borrow a gun, and in the act of raising it up, it was discharged, the ball entering near an eye ad passing entirely through the head.  He was alone in the room when the accident occurred, and was heard to cry for help.  He said nothing more, and died in a few hours.

The untimely death of young Dobbs has cast a gloom over the neighborhood, and this sad affair should be a warning to boys who carelessly handle old fire arms; and it should also teach them the importance of being always ready to die, for they know not how suddenly death may come.—B.


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