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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thriller Thursday - The Unfortunate Accident of W. F. Booker


Prominent Louisville Merchant Meets Death from Shot of his Own Gun.

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 19 - Mr. W. F. Booker of the firm of Pauslee, Gaulbert & Co., was killed this afternoon while hunting near the city. He and Mr. Fred Lewis, of Lewis & Chambers, were shooting quail near Prospect when the deplorable accident occurred.

Details of the accident are meager. He was sitting on the wall playing with his dogs, when the gun went off and shot him in the breast.

The entire load of shot entered his breast, killing him instantly. His body was brought to the city.

Mr. Booker was a member of firm and treasurer of the company. His wife (Bella Owsley Booker) is a daughter of the late Boyle Owsley. He leaves several children, Fred, Ned, Mrs. Alex Robertson and P. G. Booker.

The oldest son, Fred, is now at La Center, Ky., attending the field trials of which he is secretary.

The accident occurred on the farm of Mr. Chas. G. Strater.

[Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Kentucky, Obituary, 20 November 1907]

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