Child Sustains Serious Accidental Cut in 1901


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/20/1901.

Boy Falls on an Open Knife and is Seriously Cut

On last Sunday, at Eden, this county, a small son of Robert Sharps fell on an open knife and was seriously, if not fatally cut.  The boy was playing with the knife in his hand, and while running, he stumbled and fell, and the knife was caught in such a position that the blade penetrated his left breast, inflicting an ugly and dangerous wound.  When found he was unconscious from loss of blood.  Medical aid was at once summoned, and the wound dressed and it is now thought if no serious complications set in, he will recover.