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November, 1894

from a loose clipping, source unknown 30 November 1894
Frazier W. Ames, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Ames, of Hickory was born Oct. 28th 1892, and died Nov. 30th, 1894. Frazier was a bright and interesting child, full of life and activity and was the pet and joy of the home. He had been absent from his mother's presence less than five minutes, when his parents discovered him in the wood-yard, beneath a log that had rolled down upon him, killing him instantly. Efforts to restore life were unavailing. The funeral was preached in the M. E. church, on Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 1894, from the text "Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me and Forbid Them Not; for of Such is the Kingdom of God." The sorrowing family have the sympathy and prayers of the whole community.
loose clipping 30 November 1894
Fatal Accident.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Ames, of Hickory, were pained to learn of the accident which resulted in the death of their youngest child and son, Frazier, aged a little over two years, on Friday evening of last week. It seems that the little one went into the yard to feed his pet dog, and climbed onto a pile of pole wood, which had been hauled that day. One stick was crosswise of the pile, and when the child climbed upon it it began to roll, carrying the little unfortunate with it to the ground., and landing directly across his neck, breaking it and causing instant death. No one saw the accident, but the poor mother, searching for her baby boy, found him in the position spoken above, and the natural theory is that his death was caused as stated. The funeral was held Sunday morning, at the Hickory Church, and was attended by a large number of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ames, all of whom join with the News in heartfelt sympathy in their great bereavement.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 30 November 1894
The Child Was Dead.
The youngest child of Mrs. Willard Ames, of Hickory, two years old, was killed instantly, it is thought, by falling from a pile of wood last Friday evening. He had gone into the yard to feed his pet dog and climbed on top of a pile of wood that had just been hauled that day. One stick lying crosswise of the pile, it is thought, began to roll carrying the child with it to the ground. When found the child was dead and this stick of wood was lying across its neck, which was broken. The poor mother found her baby thus and it is supposed the cause was as above stated.
The funeral was held last Sunday morning from the Hickory church and a large number of their friends showed their deepest sympathy for the parents in this their sudden bereavement.
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