Peter Larsen Dies 22 Jan 1921 - The Wilmington Morning Star

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Peter Larsen Dies  22 Jan 1921 - The Wilmington Morning Star - , "KEEPER ; DIES IN t I HEAR SOUTHPORT,...
, "KEEPER ; DIES IN t I HEAR SOUTHPORT, INDIGNANT Peter Larsen Found Dea,d From ' Internal Hemorrhage At : Battery Island : ' SOUTHPORT. Jan. 21. Saturday morning ' four young men .watching from , the pilots': . observation tower noticed tnat . the Imotorboat of Peter Larsen, keeper of the range lights oT the lower Cape Fear, was drifting and beating against the shoals 'of Battery Island, where one' of, the lights stand, opposite Southport. ' C M 1 Apprehending that 5 some' 'calamity had befallen Mr. Larsen. they: secured a boat and rowed "to - the place, and wer soon followed by the Oak Island coasc guards, ahd .'found the lifeless body. of the keener Ivihe aoroatr tha engine.--He had fallen while attempt ing 10 aajust and trim . the light and an . autopsy ; at Southport showed that death ' was , ;? due ' tb an internal hemorrhage, due to a' f ractum of . the collar bone, which severed an artery. , jir. uarsen came from ' Norway and leaves a -wife and five children. H was buried from k the SouthDort T?an- tist church, service being; conducted by rvev. jwr. aoney. . . - r .-

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  1. The Wilmington Morning Star,
  2. 22 Jan 1921, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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