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Singular and Fatal Accident of Little Charlie Pease

“A sad accident occurred on last Friday morning, the 19th inst., at the coal landing on Munn’s Run. Thomas Pease, a well-known farmer of that neighborhood, had gone on that morning to the landing for a load of coal, and took with him his little seven-year-old son, Charlie. He had loaded up his cart and was pulling up the steep bank. Behind him was another cart drawn by a blind horse. Charlie was trudging up the bank just behind the last cart when the blind horse became frightened and backed suddenly down the embankment, knocking the little boy over a small bridge and back the cart on him, crushing his chest and killing him instantly.1

  1. Under the Wheels. (1890, September 27). Portsmouth Times, 1.
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