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James Bertram Death Notice


A young man, James Bertram, met with a horrible death last Friday, near his home in Little River township.  He had been out hunting and the theory is his powder horn exploded, tearing out his bowels and setting fire to his clothes.  He was discovered by the school children who saw the smoke.  They then carried water in hats and extinguished it, finding young Bertram charred almost beyond recognition.  He was buried on the following day.


The Hutchinson News
Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas
Thursday, February 28, 1884
page 5 *** column 1


(Note:  Little River Township is located around Buhler, Reno Co, KS & there is no record of him in the Reno County Kansas Cemetery book)

Submitted by
Rose Stout on February 24, 2007.

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