Dewitt C. Barnes
KILLED BY AN EXPLODED ANVIL
De Witt C. Barnes, formerly of Rutland township, was accidentally killed at Waco, Texas, on the 11th inst., a fragment of an exploded anvil penetrating his brain. He had attained a high standing in the community of his adoption, closely identified in all good work. He was a devoted son, husband and brother, respected by all, with a large circle of friends who mourn his loss.
Source: Ottawa Republican Times, May 18, 1898, contributed by Bertha Emmett