Jamestown, Boone County, Indiana
Friday, 14 July 1911
Phillip Lowery, of Indianapolis Fatally Injured While Hunting
Phillip Lowery, aged 12, son of Dr. Charles Lowery and wife, Indianapolis, was fatally shot while hunting in company with his cousin, J. M. Emmert, of this place, Monday evening, about 8 o’clock.
After an examination at the office of Dr. Johnson he was removed to the home of Mr. Emmert, at which place he died Tuesday morning about 11:30.
The injured boy was conscious up to within a short time before his death, and seemed to remember the circumstances of the accident clearly, relating them to different persons at his bedside.
His parents were notified immediately after the accident and in company of two surgeons and a nurse hurried to his bedside. Further examination show the location of the bullet in the right lung and hopes of his recovery were given up.
The accident occurred near the E.P. Lewis farm on the North Salem road, Mr. Emmert and the boy were hunting rabbits and were using a rifle and a shotgun. They had been driving along the road in search of game, when young Lowery called his cousins attention to a rabbit down the road. Mr. Emmert left the buggy taking the shotgun with him leaving the rifle in the buggy the barrel leaning against the seat cushion at the side of the boy the butt of the firearm resting on the floor of the buggy.
Mr. Emmert called the boy to drive on down the road to where he, Emmert was standing, and while watching Emmert u ned (sic) the horse and in some manner the gun fell and was discharged, the bullet ranging upward striking Lowery in the right side of the abdomen. Neither Mr. Emmert not the boy had hold of the gun at the time.
Phillip Lowery was a very well known in Jamestown having spent his summer vacation here with relatives for the past four or five years.
The tragedy came as a severe blow to the parents of the boy and Mr. Emmert himself was no less grief stricken.
His body was removed to the Lowery home on Washington St. Indianapolis, Tuesday evening, at which place funeral services were held yesterday.
* Note from Janet Price: I am posting this obituary for others I am not related to the subject.
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