Contributed by Gigimo
Description: A Hunter Accidentally Killed.Date: January 27 1887
Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO
Sparta, Ill., January 27.
Mr. John FROHARD of this city came to a tragic end yesterday evening. He and Zach LONG, an employe, drove out to Mr. BOEDECKER's, about twelve miles south of Sparta, to put up some spouting. Mr. FROHARD, anticipating an opportunity for a brief hunt, took with him a single-barrel shot gun. About 4 o'clock he remarked to Mr. LONG that he would go out and enjoy a brief, quiet hunt. Not returning at dusk Mr. LONG became alarmed, and in company with Mr. BOEDECKER went in search of him. About 7 o'clock to the horrible surprise they found him stark dead near a fence, while just opposite, on the other side of the fence lay his empty gun. It is supposed that while crossing the fence his gun, in some manner, was accidentally discharged, the contents taking effect in his right breast, producing almost instate death. An inquest was held late last night and a verdict returned in accordance with the above facts. Mr. FROHARD was one of our most esteemed and highly respected citizens. He was formerly with Messrs. Charles Humes & Co. of St. Louis, and came to Sparta about three years ago.