1889 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – John Pumphrey

July 1889, Hamilton County, OH
John Pumphrey, 73
Fatal dog attack: bulldogs (pit bull-type)
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The Evening Bulletin
July 26, 1889
Library of Congress

…While passing a stone yard two savage bulldogs belonging to Anthony Hess, night watchman at the yards, rushed out, and before they could be called off, they had lacerated Pumphrey in a horrible manner. The calf of his leg was completely torn off by the vicious brutes, while the muscles of his arms were torn in a sickening manner … on account of his advanced years, his recovery is considered doubtful. – The Evening Bulletin

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