Fryar Fatally Hurt
runaway team - He is thrown to the ground and is still unconscious.
(Bill) Fryar, a well-known citizen of this
the circuit court met Mr. Fryar was selected as one of the jurymen coming from
the Fourth District. He would drive to the city in the morning returning home
after the adjournment of court in the afternoon.
night he started home driving a spirited horse. Before reaching his own home he
passed the place of John Cummings, Jr. who resides near Wauhatchie. On this
particular evening Cummings heard the buggy coming up the road and it occurred
to him that the horse was running away. Fryar could be heard calling to his
horse to stop. Presently he ceased to call out and the horse came dashing up the
road without a driver. The animal was stopped by some boys who can into the road
to ascertain what was the matter.
further investigation Mr. Fryar was found 300 yards up the road lying on the
side of the road, having been thrown from the buggy by the terrified horse. He
was carried to his home a short distance off, and up to yesterday afternoon had
not regained consciousness. He is being attending by Dr. Bryant.
Cummings said yesterday that the case was a singular one. The buggy was not
overturned nor was it damaged in the least.
Daily Times, Saturday, September 1887.
An old citizen of this county died yesterday of his injuries. William Fryar of
Wauhatchie died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock.
He will be remembered that he was one of the jurymen at the present term of the circuit court during the trial of the criminal docket. While en route to his home near Wauhatchie about a month and a half ago, his horse ran away. Be was thrown out of the buggy, falling in the road on his head, fracturing his skull. He seemingly recovered from the injury but a few days ago took a relapse and had been sinking every since.
Fryar as he was known, was one of Hamilton County's substantial farmers. He was
born and raised near Wauhatchie and accumulated a great deal of property. Mr.
Daily Times, November 3, 1897