Little Rock, AR Bear Attack, Sept 1852
BOY KILLED AND EATEN BY A BEAR.
A boy named Alden S. Rose, was killed by a bear, some 12 or 15 miles south of Little Rock, Arkansas, early in August. He was sent to a corn field some distance from the house, for roasting ears. Not returning as soon as expected, his brother and wife mounted their horses and went in the direction he had gone, to look for him. Arriving at the field, an enormous he bear suddenly issued from an adjoining thicket, and made directly toward them, which frightened the horse the woman was riding and threw her off. Her husband succeeded in getting her up on the horse he was riding, when they escaped the furious beast. The following morning the mutilated remains of the unfortunate lad were found, partly eaten up by the bear.
Barre Gazette, Barre, MA 10 Sept 1852