Redlands, CA Boy Bled to Death in Hunting Accident, Oct 1905
From Los Angeles Herald, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Sunday, 29 October 1905, Part IV, page 8, column 4 :
BOY SHOOTS HIMSELF WHILE OUT HUNTING
REDLANDS YOUTH MEETS TRAGIC DEATH
Gun Accidentally Discharged When Lad Tries to Cross Irrigating Ditch. Victim of Tragedy Expires Before Assistance Can Be Summoned
Speclal to The Herald.
REDLANDS, Oct. 29. — Albert WHITE, the 14-year-old son of William WHITE of Crafton, accidentally shot and killed himself this morning about 10 o'clock. The youth had started out hunting aand was crossing an irrigating ditch where the accident occurred. Young WHITE either fell or dropped his gun, which was in some manner discharged. The shot lodged in WHITE's left thigh. He died within thirty minutes after the accident occurred.
After the accident the youth ran about sixty yards, shouting for help. Mrs. SHARON, who resides near the scene of the tragedy, ran to his assistance, but the youth fell before she reached him. He was unconscious and never spoke again. Blood from the wounds showed where the accident occurred and the distance he had run.