Wash Settlemyre Killed

Transcribed by Carolyn Shank

Landmark Of  Statesville, N. C. Aug. 24, 1883 

The Rutherford College Enterprise says that one day last week while WASH 
SETTLEMYRE, colored, was engaged with other hands in making repairs upon the 
bridge over the Catawba River between Hickory and Lenoir, a large rock fell 
from some of the pillar work, and struck directly on the head, killing him 

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