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In Years Past

November 18, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, the old story of "I didn't know the gun was loaded," was responsible for the death of Harold McCarthy of Silver Creek who was shot and instantly killed by his companion, Edward Noonan, Saturday afternoon at a shanty close to the pump station on the lake shore at Silver Creek. The two boys were about 14 years of age. They had been hunting with a double barrel shotgun with several other boys. They returned to the shanty in the afternoon. Noonan playfully pointed the gun at his companion and pulled the trigger. The charges from both barrels pierced the breast of the other boy and he died instantly.



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