Tales Of Brutality


Mrs. Frank Kelly of McCanna the Victim—Bones in Shoulder Broken

From injuries which she received Monday morning in a fall down the basement stairs of her home near McCanna, Mrs. Frank Kelly, aged 80 years, died this morning. She had sustained several broken ribs and injuries about one shoulder, lapsing into a state of unconsciousness shortly after the accident, and remaining in that condition until death.

Mrs. Kelly was walking up the stairs at the time, having a number of apples in her apron. Just as she reached the top step she reeled over backwards, striking the basement floor on one shoulder.

She was quickly removed to her room and shortly afterwards became unconscious, in which condition she remained until death came.

It is believed that she was seized with a fit of dizziness and that fact was responsible for her fall.

Mrs. Kelly and her husband were pioneer residents of the McCanna district, their farm being located three miles from the town. They had one adopted son, Harry Kelly, residing in McCanna.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed yet.

Grand Forks Evening Times, 12/19/1911

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