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The State Paper Wednesday December 10, 1902 pg 2 col 3

Deaths At Dillon
Mr Welcome Ivey Died From Paralysis.
Mr Peter McEachern Killed in a Gin.

Special to the State.
Dillon---Dec 8---Welcome Ivey, a prominent citizen of the Dothan neighborhood, four miles west of Dillon, was stricken with paralysis Saturday, and died in a few hours. His death was quite a surprise to every one as there had been no previous illness.

Mr Peter McEachern was killed today at his home near Hamer. It appears that he was personally attending to his gin and in endeavoring to clear the saws of some obstruction he was caught by them and horribly mangled.

He died from hemorrhage and shock before medical aid could reach him. Mr McEachern and his brother, Ed, were running successfully one of the finest farms in the upper section of the county, and the tragedy deprives Marion County of one of its most valued citizens.

Second article:
The State Paper Thursday December 11, 1902 pg 2 col 2
Killed By A Cotton Gin
The Third Accident at Hamer-Mr McEachern the Victim

Special to the State.

Hamer---Dec 9-Mr Peter G McEachern, a highly respected and progressive citizen of this place, was caught in the saws of his gin yesterday and before medical aid could reach him, he bled to death. He was about 45 years of age, was a bachelor, and was a deacon in the Kentyre church, and was one of the foremost citizens of Carmichael township. His body was interred in the family burying ground near his home today, and a large concourse of friends and neighbors testified their respect by attendance thereon. It is a singular fact that the three large ginneries at Hamer, four had each their casualties, but this last is the first with fatal result. Mr R P Hamer, Jr., and Mr D W Campbell, owners of the two others, and both prominent citizens, have crippled hands as a result of similar accidents.

Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 10 Oct 2003.


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