Omaha, NE Drowned Under Plank Sidewalk, Aug 1880

Killed by a Sidewalk.

OMAHA, August 17,---Yesterday afternoon during a heavy rainstorm, Willie Copley, aged 9, while running home, was caught by a plank sidewalk which had been piled against the fence to allow the grading of the street, and which was blown over on him. He was drowned underneath it, in two feet of water. His mysterious disappearance was explained this afternoon by the accidental discovery of his body under the fallen sidewalk.

The Salt Lake Weekly Tribune, Salt Lake City, UT 21 Aug 1880