Pillsbury Lad Killed; Injury Is Self-Inflicted
State's Attorney Englert and Coroner Holberg were called to Pillsbury Tuesday evening to act upon the case of the 13-year-old Everett boy who had shot himself with a revolver.
Report is that the two boys were left at home while their parents went to church. During a scuffle their bed was broken down, and one of the boys went to a trunk and secured a revolver which which he shot himself in the head. He expired before the parents could return home. Mr. Everett, father of the lad, runs an elevator at Pillsbury.
The coroner and state's attorney decided it was a plain case of self-inflicted injury, and that nothing was to be done further than holding the last sad rites in connection with the fatal shooting of the unfortunate lad.
Valley City Weekly Times-Record, 12/7/1916