Exploding tree stump kills 7-year-old girl
In 1925, a farmer near Hanover was removing tree stumps from his property by blasting them with dynamite. Unfortunately, a young child named Ethel Crouser was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Although she was walking along a road 300 feet from the farm, she was struck by the stump and killed instantly. The above account of the tragic accident appeared on December 11, 1925 in the Canonsburg Daily Notes.