HALL, Chris The Hill City New Era -- Hill City, Thursday, September 17, 1908
"Killed by His Own Gun"... On last Saturday at noon Chris HALL, a colored man living north of Nicodemus, was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of a gun which he was carrying. The muzzle of the gun was close to his face and the and the force of the explosion tore off of the entire front part of his head. HALL and a young man, HALL's son, had started for town in a farm wagon and HALL was carrying the gun between his knees, the stock of the gun resting upon the floor of the wagon bed. And while they were yet close to their the home the gun in some way was discharged with the fatal results mentioned.
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