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In Years Past

October 19, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, on Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. the little three and a half-year-old daughter of John Eckert of Washington Street, was run over and seriously hurt by a bicycle. She had an injury to her head over the right eye. She was taken to the hospital for an operation Friday evening and was operated upon by Dr. Nichols. Dr. Perkins, the family physician and Dr. William Bemus, assisted in the operation. The operation was successful and the child was doing nicely. The bicycle was said to have been ridden by a boy named Carlson of Fluvanna who was on his way home from school. The accident was not seen by anyone but it was thought the little girl was playing on the curb.



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