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Description: The Champion Unlucky Man - W. H. RayDate: July 26 1879
Newspaper published in: Cincinnati, OH
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 2
The Champion Unlucky Man
An Ashville, Ala., paper says: A few days since, while plowing in his field, Mr. W. H. Ray, living near this place, was severely injured by a tree falling on him. His collar-bone and one rib were broken, and he remained unconscious for some time after the accident. Mr. Ray has been peculiarly unfortunate in the past. He was twice wounded while in the Confederate service. For two years after the war he was totally blind. By the upsetting of a boat he lost two interesting little daughters during his blindness. He was on the bank of the stream at the time of the accident, and heard the cries of the little ones for help, but being blind could render them no assistance. Last spring a tree fell on him and hurt him badly. Last August he fell from a chair, with a child in his arms, broke his shoulder-blade in two places and fractured two ribs. The child was not injured. Truly Mr. Ray is the champion unfortunate man. We are glad to see him out once more, and hope his misfortunes are at an end.