July 14, 1907

Blood Poisoning Develops From
Injury on Boy's Leg.

Tom Ryan, a 10-year-old boy, died yesterday at St. Margaret's hospital of blood poisoning, thought to have been caused from injuries from a firecracker. A few days after the Fourth he complained of a little sore on his leg where he was hit by a piece of firecracker, but at the time little attention was paid to it, as it was not thought to be of a serious nature. The injury continued to grow worse, and three days ago he was taken to the hospital, where he died yesterday in great agony.

The boy lived at 115 Central avenue, Kansas City, Kas.