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Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Monday, March 06, 2006 at 09:14:20 :

Marin Journal
Thursday, June 8, 1933
page 2

Fairfax Man Accidentally Shot to Death

An accidental discharge of a .22 Colt automatic revolver took the life of Cyriel C. Busschaert of Fairfax Saturday night as he was preparing to unload the gun.

Busschaert, an employee of __blur__ Brothers' Grocery here, was handling a gun in the presence of his wife, his two stepdaughters and two friends, and as he started to unload it, the gun exploded, the bullet going through his head. The accident occurred at 11:20 o'clock, and he was pronounced dead seven minutes later by Dr. L. G. Tyler, who was called.

The stepdaughters, the Misses Mary Alice and Rachel Harriet Bartlett, and Claud Houseman and Willard Ward of San Rafael witnessed the tragedy in addition to Mrs. Busschaert, who is prostrated with grief.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the chapel of Jenness & McElroy in San Anselmo, followed by a requiem mass at St. Raphael's Church at 9:30 o'clock. Interment took place at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

In addition to Mrs. Busschaert, deceased is survived by a brother, Santiel Busschaert.

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