Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, Jul 27, 1898..

Mrs. A. Arterburn

Died: Mrs. Arterburn, wife of A. Arterburn, of Mingona township, died last Saturday, July 23, 1898, from the effects of a rattlesnake bite received on the Friday preceding. Mrs. Arterburn was weeding onions when she came in contact with the poisonous reptile.

She was immediately brought to town and put under the medical treatment of Dr. Burney, but it seemed that her system was no capable of retaining whiskey or other medicine although she had taken it freely. She suffered intensely after the poison had taken effect and her arm was terribly swollen and colored.

The funeral services were held from the family residence on Sunday. The sorrowing and aged husband has the sympathy of all in this sad and sudden affliction. Mrs. Arterburn was 58 years old and, besides her husband, leaves several grown children.

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