George Comber, the seventeen-year old son of John Comber of Montpelier, died Friday from the effects of the gunshot wound which he received Thursday. As already stated in the Alert he received the wound while hunting with a cousin, Joe Comber, who was following him. They sighted a rabbit together and in raising his gun to shoot George's companion pulled the trigger and the bullet struck George Comber in the hip. There was no hope for his recovery as Dr. Baldwin could not locate the bullet and no surgical aid could avail. He lingered only a day.
The funeral took place from the farm residence near Montpelier Saturday, and was attended by a large number of people. The services were conducted by Father McPhee and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.
The unfortunate affair has thrown a gloom over the neighborhood and the sympathy of everyone goes out to the bereaved family.
Jamestown Weekly Alert, 11/3/1898