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Rankin Family History Project

Old Glory

Weekly Perryville Union
Perryville, Missouri, Friday, 03 March 1878


An Accident -- While Samuel Rankin, residing a few miles northwest of Perryville, was engaged in chopping wood, his little son came up behind him and was struck with the edge of the axe on the joint of one of his elbows, cutting it about half off. It may have to be amputated.

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