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In Years Past

June 16, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, George Fluker, the 25 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fluker of South Dayton, was accidentally killed Sunday afternoon while shooting crows on his father's farm a few miles north of the village. Young Fluker had been out watching the cornfield most of the afternoon and was seen and spoken to by his father late in the afternoon as the father was going to the woods after the cows. When the father returned, Fluker's dead body was found beside a fence with a gunshot wound in the head. It was supposed that in crawling through the fence the trigger of the gun caught, discharging the weapon as he was pulling it through the fence toward him. The family was prominent and well known.

 
 
 

 

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