The Shelby Democrat
An experience that must
have been a terrible one for the victim befell Mrs. C. A. Fallin,
an aged resident of Fairland, some time last night, tho just at what time she is
unable to say. She arose from bed and in groping about the room in the
darkness fell and broke her right arm at the shoulder joint. The accident
rendered her so helpless that she was not able to arouse any of her neighbors
until after daylight. Dr. Wells was then called and he did all he could to
make her comfortable. He set the bone, but it is feared it will not heal,
as Mrs. Fallin is 92 years old.
October 7, 1915
WOMAN 92 YEARS OLD
FELL AND BROKE ARM
Accident Occurred Last Night And
She Lay Helpless Until Morning.
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
Mrs. Fallin said that she
lay on the floor for some time following the fall and that she called as loud as
she could, but was not able to arouse any of the neighbors. Then she
managed to crawl back into bed. Her sufferings were such that she rolled
about in the bed and made the fracture even worse than it would have been had
help been at hand.
Mrs. Fallin lives by
herself and has been a resident of Fairland for many years. Her only
relatives are two nephews living in Ohio, but they seldom visit her. She
has an estate of sufficient value to keep her in comfort and she usually spends
the winters in Florida. She had been planning to leave for that state in
the very near future. She has always preferred to live alone.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming