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FENTON, Jeremiah

    Ebensburg Democrat & Sentinel, 25 Jun 1856, Page 2, Contributed by Lisa Baker

Fatal Affray

We regret to learn that an unfortunate occurrence happened at Carrolltown in this county on Monday afternoon last, which resulted in the death of a man named Jeremiah Fenton.

It appears that some difficulty had occurred between Fenton, and Henry J. Campbell about a boy who had run away from the latter. At the time of the affray, Campbell was at work in a stave making shop, when Fenton came in, and an immediate altercation ensued. Several persons were present at the time, and heard the loud language between them. Campbell was standing with a stave in his hand, and warned Fenton off, but which was disregarded by the latter. Upon approaching Campbell he stooped as if reaching for a stave when Campbell struck him a blow across the head with the one he was holding, by which he was completely stunned.--He was then carried to a house close by, where he lingered until about eleven o'clock the same night when he expired.

Campbell immediately surrendered himself and is now in jail. A post mortem examination was made in the case by Drs. Lewis and Smith, and an Inquest was held over the body by James Carroll, Esq.

As the whole matter will soon undergo a legal investigation we forbear making any comments at present upon this unfortunate occurrence.

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