Barton County Democrat
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Description: Puckett and Sawyer Died From Injuries
Date: July 14 1898
Newspaper published in: Great Bend, KS
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 3
LLOYD PUCKETT, aged ten, of Hillsboro, and Roscoe Sawyer, aged nine, of Taylorville, Ill., who were injured on the Fourth, have since died. The boys were shooting firecrackers and one of them accidentally threw a burning match into an open can containing about ten pounds of blasting powder. Sawyer and his wife were badly burned while trying to save the children.
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