Tazewell Republican, Tazewell, VA

October 26, 1899

A Sad Accident.

On yesterday afternoon a telegram, directed to Mr. Will Claytor, was received at this place, sent by B. J. Wysor, from Swords Creek, announcing that Mr. Oscar Claytor had been killed by a saw log yesterday morning. The sad message was immediately phoned to Thompson Valley, where Mr. Will Claytor, brother of the deceased, and Mr. Henry Claytor, his father, live. The telegram also stated that the remains will be brought to Tazewell on the train this afternoon and taken to Thompson Valley for burial.

This is a very sad and unfortunate death. The deceased leaves a wife and three children who were dependeat upon him. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved widow and relatives of the deceased.