Obit of Willie Gray (d.1884), Grant Co., MN

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Obituary in Ashby Tribune, (Grant Co.) MN -- Fri., May 2, 1884:

    Willie Gray, aged thirteen, son of J. D. Gray, a shoe merchant of 
Anoka was accidentally killed on Tuesday, the 24th, during a charivari 
party, tendered Fred Champlain and wife, who were married on Sunday, the 
20th.  Willie was killed by pistol shot, the bullet severing the jugular 
vein.  The weapon was evidently held close to the boy's neck when fired, 
as the wound was powder-burned.  It is supposed the shot was fired by a 
companion, as the pistol was picked up near the scene of the accident.