Accidentally shot
Grimsby Independent, 17 Dec 1919, p. 1
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Item Type
Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum
Date of Publication
17 Dec 1919
Date Of Event
10 Dec 1919
Personal Name(s)
Wismer, Sylvester
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Full Text

On Tuesday afternoon while hunting rabbits, Mr. Sylvester Wismer, who lived one mile east of Campden, was accidentally shot in the side. He was rushed to a St. Catharines Hospital but nothing could be done, and he passed away early last Wednesday morning. Mr. Wismer, accompanied by Messrs. Jacob Schweitzer, Harry Schweitzer and Emory Kratz, had been shooting rabbits all morning. They were on their way home when Mr. Wismer stopped and placed the butt of his gun on a large stone, leaning the barrel against his side. The gun slipped off the stone, striking the hammer against the stone which discharged the gun, the whole charge entering the body above the hip. Dr. Addy of Jordan was summoned and the unfortunate victim was rushed to a St. Catharines hospital and ...under the X-rays but it was ... that nothing could be done. He passed away about 4 o'clock Wednesday morning.

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Accidentally shot