Thursday, September 28, 2006

Clark Resident Killed
In Horse Riding Accident

September 1856--As appeared in the Coshocton Democrat.

On Saturday, Aug. 29th, James Patterson, of Clark Township, was killed very suddenly. He had been riding a horse race, and was again trying the speed of his horse, which suddenly flew the track, unseating Mr. Patterson, and throwing him violently to the ground. His friends found him injured in the severest manner. He had a deep cut upon his temple; his left arm was broken in two places, and several of his ribs were also broken. He breathed two or three times and then died. He the deceased, was 22 years of age, and highly respected by a large circle of acquaintances.


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