Gas City, IN Live Wire Kills Boy, Jun 1911


Small Brother Gives Information that Snake is Around Him.

Marion, Ind., June 27.---"Mamma, a snake is wrapped around Paul down in the alley," said a four-year old son of Mrs. Charles Merkle at Gas City, innocent that Paul, aged eight, a brother, was dead.

The mother found a live wire entwined about Paul's body and his clothing was on fire. While playing in the alley he had come in contact with a broken electric light wire.

The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, IA 27 Jun 1911