George McKelvey, of Coulterville, and Asberry Moore, of Elkton, spent last Saturday in this city, and late in the evening started for their homes. When they arrived at the public well in Elkton, Moore threw the lines down and jumped out to water the horse. McKelvey, being tired had reclined on the seat, when the horse took fright and dashed off at full speed. Turning a corner suddenly, McKelvey was thrown with terrific force upon the hard street and slid fifteen feet, stopping against a fence. The buggy was thrown over a five plank fence without marking it except on top. Moore rushed to aid McKelvey, and finding him alive, but unable to rise, called his father, who lived near, and they carried him to the house, where he received prompt attention and skilled medical aid. He was perfectly unconscious, and remained in that condition until his death, which occurred on Tuesday evening, April 19th. His parents, brothers and sisters were with him as soon as they could get there, but he never recognized any one. His body was taken to Coulterville, and on Wednesday afternoon it was followed to the grave by a host of friends who were grief-stricken on account of this indeed sad accident. Mr. McKelvey was a young man full of life, of unusual bodily health and strength, possessing attractive traits of character, and of perfectly sober habits. He had many friends in this city who sympathize with the bereaved relatives. – Nashville Journal.
Source: Du Quion Tribune, of Perry County, IL