Indianapolis (IN) Journal
part 1, page 4
Bedford, Ind., April 9–William H. Boruff, one of the best known citizens of Bedford, a real estate dealer and father of J. E. Boruff, a local attorney, is in a precarious condition caused by an accident yesterday. Mr. Boruff, who is past 76 years old, fell into an open hatchway in the Goiney Grocery Store. Mr. Boruff's eyesight is bad, and he was falling before he was aware of any danger. He threw out both arms, catching himself and breaking his fall on the sides of the hatchway, dislocating both shoulders and otherwise injuring him seriously.
Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.
Webmaster note: Our placing of a 1903 year on this article is an "educated guess". The article came to us without a year, but I located a William H. Boruff in the 1880 census in Perry township, Lawrence county, who was 53 years old at the time. He had a 20-year-old son in his household named James E. Boruff, who was listed as a teacher.