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The Dillon Herald, Dillon South Carolina
March 2, 1906, Vol. 11, No. 9

The Tragic Death of DuBois Sellers

The last chapter in the shocking tragedy of Wednesday night a week ago was concluded Friday at noon when all that was mortal of young DuBois Sellers was laid to rest in Mount Holly Cemetery.

A long procession followed the body of the young man to its final resting place, and the last sad rites were performed by his classmates of the Dillon graded school. The funeral exercises were attended by the school children en masse, and the many floral offerings designed by their own hands which covered the casket was mute but eloquent evidence of the love and esteem of those who knew him best.

DuBois was just a blossom into a sturdy and vigorous young manhood and his untimely and tragic taking off came as a stunning blow to the entire community.

He was to have graduated from the graded school this coming summer and his parents were making preparations for his entry into college next fall. These circumstances combined wit his personal popularity make his death peculiarly sad.

The following item was on the same page of this issue of the Dillon Herald under the column titled "Local News Items."

Testimony at the inquest over the death of young DuBois Sellers was taken at the town hall Saturday night and the verdict of the jury was that the young man came to his death by being struck (by) an Atlantic Coastline Train.

Submitted by Helen Moody, 8 May 2002.

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