Indianapolis (IN) News
September 5, 1907
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED HIMSELF
Bedford, Indiana, September 5 – Courtney Zearing [sic], 17 years old, while returning from a hunting expedition along the banks of the Wabash River, was accidentally killed by the discharge of his own weapon. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Zearing of this city.
Salem (IN) Democrat
September 13, 1907
COURTNEY ZARING KILLED
The sad news of the accidental death of Courtney Zaring, the 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Zairng [sic] of Bedford, reached this place last week. While out hunting in the vicinity of White River with a companion, the latter had just left the boat and young Zaring, taking his shotgun from the boat with the muzzle toward him, accidentally released the trigger and the charge entered his left breast killing him instantly. The boy was a bright, popular youth and the parents have the sympathy of the entire community where they formerly lived.
Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.
Webmaster note: 10-year-old Courtney B. Zaring appears in the 1900 census, living at 1111 N Street, in Bedford, with his parents, James A. and Lula B. Zaring.