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THE WESTERN STAR, 19 July 1907

William Duncan, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Duncan, who live near Coy, died at 7 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 1907, death being the result of a bite from a rattlesnake at 7 p.m. on Monday. The child was
in the yard playing and noticing a small bucket, started to put his hand in the bucket, when a rattlesnake which was coiled up in the bucket, struck the child on the left hand, Medical aid was summoned, but proved unavailing in checking the spread of the poison to the child's system.

The funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Duncan, grandparents of the child, and were in charge by Rev. W. T. Ward of the M. E. church. A large number of friends and neighbors attended the funeral.

The death of this bright little child occasioned universal sorrow and aroused the sympathy of all. At the time of his death, the child was aged 1 year, 7 months and 14 days.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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