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McCOLE, Peter

    Cambria Freeman, 27March1903, Contributed by Patty Millich

The badly decomposed remains of Peter McGole, a foreigner, who disappeared from Barnesboro some time ago, were found on Monday by a couple boys who were playing in the vicinity of the West Branch mines, the body was laying an open place about 100 yards from the entrance in the mines. McGole, with his two dogs, started out hunting on December 4th last, and he had not been seen since. The two dogs returned in the evening but several searching parties failed to locate their master. It is believed that McGole accidentally shot himself in the left side of his body as this point was filled with shot and his heart badly shattered. His gun was found about twenty feet from where the body lay. A silver watch was found in his pockets. The deceased was about forty years of age and leaves a wife and four children. The funeral was held at Barnesboro on Tuesday afternoon. Coroner Miller viewed the body and held an inquest and the jury rendered a verdict of accidental shooting.

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