SWEET, HARRY A. - Adair County, Missouri | HARRY A. SWEET - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Harry A. SWEET

Willmathsville Church Cemetery
Adair County,

Mar 27, 1869
Sep 18, 1905
Husband of Christiana Pruett
Married December 5, 1894 Adair Co, Missouri

A sad accident happened here Sunday while the boys were playing ball. Harry Sweet was at the bat when a ball from the pitcher struck the side of his head knocking him down. He got up and tried to continue playing but not feeling well he drove his team home and got worse until he lost consciousness and died Monday about 4 p.m. He leaves a wife and two little daughters and a lot of relatives and friends to mourn his death.

Kirksville Journal
Kirksville, Missouri
September 21, 1905

Harry Sweet, of near Wilmathville [sic], was struck by a base ball Sunday, on the head; he is in a serious condition as he is unconcious [sic]. This should be a lesson to all on Sunday base ball playing.

Harry Sweet died this afternoon (Monday) about half past five. It is quite a shock to his relatives and friends. The Drs. performed an operation; his skull was cracked and they took the clotted blood off his brain. He remained unconcious [sic] after he reached home. All he was able to say after being hurt was that he wanted to go home and that there was something he wanted to tell them but could not.

Brashear News
Brashear, Missouri
September 22, 1905

Harry Sweet of Wilmathville [sic], who was struck on the temple by a ball during a game of baseball Sunday died without regaining consciousness.

Weekly Graphic
Kirksville, Missouri
September 22, 1905

Photo donated by Larry and Susan Olson

Contributed on 8/21/19

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Submitted: 8/21/19 • Approved: 8/22/19 • Last Updated: 8/25/19 • R821328-G0-S3

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