Shelby County Indiana
The Columbus Evening Republican
A very distressing accident occurred in this city this morning by which
Byrel Dugan, the five year old son of Mrs. Gertrude Dugan off Shelbyville, lost his life.
April 10, 1906
SMALL BOY CRUSHED
UNDER THE WHEELS
Of Heavily Loaded Log
Wagon and is Dead
Within an Hour
RUN OVER HIS BREAST
Little Byrel Dugan, of Shelbyville,
Aged Five Years,
Meets with a Fatal Accident
While at Play in
This City Today.
Mrs. Dugan and her little son, Byrel, were the guest of her brother,
Jesse Dugan, on Home avenue, and at the time the accident occurred the little boy, with a number of small boy companions, was playing on the sidewalk in front of the Dugan home.
At 9:15 o'clock James Yeley, log hauler, was driving along Home avenue with his wagon loaded with one large saw log and when in front of the Dugan home the small boys that were playing on the sidewalk, including little Byrel, ran after the log wagon.
In the scramble to get to the wagon or possibly to get a ride on some part of it Little Byrel fell under the wheels and was run over.
His crushed little body was tenderly picked up and carried into the Dugan home, where he expired within an hour after the accident.
Dr. Arnold was hastily summoned to the bedside of the little sufferer and on investigation he announced that two of the little fellow's ribs were broke and his lungs were badly crushed.
No blame is attached to the driver of the wagon in connection with the accident as he is known to be a very careful and conscientious teamster and besides it is known that he was not in the lest aware of the peril in which the boy was accidentally placed until it was all over.
The coroner was not notified of the fatal accident.
It was not thought necessary to do so by those most concerned as a physician was present when the end came.
The remains will be sent to Shelbyville tomorrow.
Contributed by Gloria Jackson
The Shelbyville Daily Democrat
Miss Flora Dugan, daughter of Mrs. Lucy Dugan, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, August 8th, aged twenty-nine years, eight months and twenty-five days. Besides her mother, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Charles Newcomb and two brothers, Frank and Millard Dugan. There are also quite a number of other relatives and a great many friends to whom her death is a personal bereavement. The funeral will be at the Smithland church at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 10th. Interment in Forest Hill in charge of Edwards and Hageman. The Rev. J. O. Ledbetter will officiate.
Wednesday, August 9, 1905
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelby Democrat
Wiley Dugan died at the residence of his mother, Mrs. Lucy J. Dugan, in West Shelby township, at 8:30 o'clock p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 1896, of lung trouble, aged twenty-four years and ten days. He was buried at Forest Hill cemetery, Tuesday, Jan. 21. Services at the West st. M.E. Church, in this city, at two p.m. by the Rev. J. O. Ledbetter. Besides the mother there are four children, namely Milard F. Dugan, F. M. Dugan, Zana Nucam and Flora Dugan. D. B. Wilson & Son have charge.
January 23, 1896
Page 3 column 3
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming
The Cincinnati Daily Gazette
Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati Gazette.
20 Mar 1882
A Woman Burned to Death While Drunk.
SHELBYVILLE, IND., March 19. -- This morning, during the absence of her husband and family, Mrs. Catherine Duffey was burned to death. About half-past 10 one of the chidlren a little boy, came home and found his mother lying outside the back door burned to a crisp. Medical aid was useless, as the poor woman died in a short time. It is supposed that Mrs. Duffey was sitting near the kitchen stove in a semi-unconscious state, caused by drinking, and while there her clothing was set on fire by coals flying out. It is presumed that she had been burned about two hours when found.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard
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