Finds Death in Rattlesnake Run
Last Sunday afternoon Lewis Woods, a boy about 14 years of age, met with a peculiar death in Rattlesnake run, two or three miles south of Shepherdstown. The little fellow made his home with his grandfather, William Flood, at Uvilla. Last Sunday, they went to the home of Mr. Welsh, on the Licklider farm to spend the day. About 4 o’clock, just after eating a hearty dinner, Lewis went to the run, near by, to go in swimming. He was alone, but apparently there was no danger, for the water was only about twelve inches deep, and there was no thought of a tragedy. A few minutes after the boy had gone to the run, however, a little child saw him lying in the stream and told of it. Several persons went to the place and found the body in the water face doward, the water not being deep enough to come up over his head. He was taken out, and as his body was still warm, efforts were made to resuscitate him, but without avail. It is believed that he had a spell of some sort and fell in the stream and so died. It is said that there was no water in his lungs. The funeral service was conducted Tuesday morning in the Southern Methodist Church at Uvilla by Rev. E. W. Aaron, and the body was buried in the Lutheran Cemetery near by.
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