Gas City, IN Live Wire Kills Boy, Jun 1911
LIVE WIRE KILLS BOY
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