Freak Accident Claims Life of Nobe Child in 1899

(07/04/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 3/7/1899.

Last Thursday night the children of Lafe Roberts of near Nobe, were out after dark, and upon their return to the home, his seven-year-old daughter tripped and fell head foremost into a post hole, in which stood a pool of water, and before she was missed was drowned.  The hole was about 18 inches deep and 9 inches in diameter, and in the fall the child was wedged in the hole so tight as to be unable to get out.