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IOUHDS PROVED FATAL RECEIVED BY A. L. WAGAMAN WHILE DEER HUNTING. Tetanus Developed in Wound in Right Leg Where- Shot mod Death Quickly Followed. Alphonsus L. Wagajnan died at home at Square Corner, near Bon- Jicauville, Adams county, Sunday afternoon from lockjaw which developed Thursday from wounds he had s u s t a i n e d Dec. 2, the first deer h u n t i n g season. The was fired by his son, Lewis Waga- inan, who was not in any way to blame. The Wagamans. f a t h e son. together with a p a r t y men from in and about Square Corner, made an early t r i p to mountains on the m o r n i n g of Shortly a f t e r dawn t h e y fortune to cripple a fine buck. The was not sufficiently v.oundvd to stop its flight but they thought it was located near the spot of the shooting. Lewis Wagaman told his f a t h remain where he was while he, made a d e t o u r in an endeavor locate the animal. For some reason the f a t h e r decided to leave and was approaching Lewis when latter mistook his form in the for t h a t of the deer and fired. shot went through the right leg below the knee. It was immediately seen t h a t the wound was of a nature and Mr. Wagaman was t to the office of Dr. Woomer. in Cashtown, where he was given t r e and then taken to his home where had since been under care of Dr. Rice, of M'cSherrystown. He was getting along well u n t i l when he developed s y m p t o m tetanus. Treatment v.-as given hut he failed u respond and his death occurred Sunday a f t e r n o o n aman was aged 50 years, 4 months and 22 days. He was a son of and Louise Wagaman. On April 30, 1880, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Redding, a daughter of Joseph H. Re-idirty:, of Geitvshury. whom Jeave-s, together with t h r e e Lewis Wagaman. - f Square Harry Wagainaji. of M c S h e r and Bernard Waj^arnan. of Baitimore. He a!so leave* his mo'.fu-r. Mrs. Louise VYagurnan. of McSherrystown, a^nd t h e following b r o t h e r s sisters: F r a n k Wagaman. of Pa r adi e: Mrs. Peter Nciderer. of Cone\vago: Mrs. Frank Weaver, of McShcTys- t o w n : J o h n Wagaman. of Mrs. Harry XJedercr. F'ius V\'ag:ma:i and Claude Waeanian. of McSherrystown. He followed the trade of making and owned and conducted factory at his residence in Square Corner. He was a Democrat and served his party a n u m b e r as county committceman. The funeral was held on Wednesday in Joseph's Church. Bonneauville. a solemn-requiem high mass was observed. Rev. Dr. Nichols, pastor of the church, was the celebrant; W. F. Boyle, of Gettysburg, Deacon, and Rev. Fr. O'Cailahan. of Littlestown, sub-deacon. I n t e r m e made in the church cemetery.

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  1. Gettysburg Compiler,
  2. 21 Dec 1918, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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