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Miss Lucy Hill Thrown By Horse, Dies, 1895

From The Cleveland Herald,
published at Cleveland, Tennessee,
October 10, 1895:


Hurled Into Eternity by a Vicious Horse
An Accomplished Young Lady Cut Off At Nineteen Years

One of the most horrible accidents that ever happened in this territory occurred in North Georgia last Thursday afternoon, by which a beautiful young lady, well known and deservedly popular in Cleveland and elsewhere was hurled into eternity in a most shocking manner. We refer to Miss Lucille Hill. Her father, Mr. Geo. Hill, lives just 20 miles from this city, near Beaverdale, Ga. Miss Hill was out riding on horse back, (and by the way she was acknowledged to be the best lady rider in North Georgia.) the horse came running home, very much frightened, the young ladies brother mounted the animal and started to find his sister. Three quarters of a mile from home, he ran upon her lying in the road, her skull crushed, her neck dislocated, her nose and left arm broken–dead. It was evident that the horse was running away, fell down and Miss Hill was thrown over the animal's head and then crushed under his hoofs. The remains were tenderly removed to the home, where a loving father and devoted mother were wild with grief.

Miss Hill would have been nineteen years of age in one month. She was well known in Cleveland, having attended Centenary College two terms, and every one who knew her loved her.

She was a cousin of E. F. Campbell and Mrs. Winston McNabb, of this city, being a niece of Mrs. Alex Campbell of Chatata Valley.

The remains were interred Saturday afternoon within a few yards of her present home, in the presence of an immense throng of friends and relatives.

She was an accomplished young lady in the fullest sense of the term and her tragic death has caused a gloom over this whole section where she was known and loved.

Her parent and brother have the heart felt sympathy of this entire community

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