Canton, PA Overturned Gun while Playing, Feb 1902

PLAYED HIDE AND SEEK, BOY FOUND HIS DEATH.

Special to The Inquirer.

CANTON, Pa., Feb. 12.---The six year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Seeley Fletcher, of near here, was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of a gun to-day. The lad with two companions was playing hide and seek, and while hiding in a darkened corner he overturned a gun standing there. The weapon was discharged, the load of shot entering the boy's head.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 13 Feb 1902