Thomas M. Pringle

ID Number: T06928
Biographical Data
Basic Identification
Gender: male Ethnicity: Immigration: Attributed Race: white Free or Enslaved: free
Birth & Family
Birth Date: 1825/00/00 Birthplace: Virginia Mother: Father: 1st Spouse: 2nd Spouse:
Age Details
Age: 35 Age Group: adult (20-59)
Life Details
Occupation(s): miller employed by Langhorne & Scott [mill] Last Church: Military Service: Last Residence: Lynchburg, Virginia Last Address:
Death Date: 1860/07/04 Death Note: none Place of Death: Cause of Death: accidental shotgun wound to stomach (see newspaper)
Burial & Undertaking
Burial Date: 1860/07/05 Funeral Home: Diuguid Diuguid ID Number: D0434904 Indigent?: private interment
Gravesite and Grave Marker Data
Grave Marker or Marker Fragment: none Section: C42 Confirmation Source for Location: Grave Marker Erector(s): Confirmation Source for Interment: Diuguid records
Obituary and Biographical Detials

From the Richmond Dispatch, 6 July 1860:

“During the day [July 4], two painful accidents occurred in or about the city, one of which proved fatal. One was caused by a gunner taking his thumb from the touch-hole of the cannon…the other [incident], which proved fatal, was caused by the accidental discharge of a shot gun, in the hands of Thos. Corbit, the load taking effect in the stomach of Thos. Corbit, the load taking effect in the stomach of Thos. Pringle, a miller, in the employ of Langhorne & Scott, of this city. The parties were shooting fish in that portion of the canal from which the water had been drawn off; and at the time of the occurrence, the unfortunate man had $160 in gold, mostly in $20 pieces, in his vest pocket, which was struck by the greater portion of the shot from the gun and knocked entirely from his pocket. The force of the blow was so great as to bend one or two of the gold pieces nearly double.
–O. K.”

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