The Caddo Herald
January 29, 1926
Young Girl Loses 3 Fingers by Explosion
Wednesday about noon Miss Ada Rice was painfully wounded in the left hand by an explosion of dynamite caps, at the Turnbull mail box, twelve miles east of Caddo. She was brought to Caddo where Dr. Dale made temporary dressing, thence to Durant Hospital.
The two middle fingers and thumb of the left hand were so severely injured that amputation was necessary. She also suffered injury to her right hand and her right leg but these wounds were not so serious.
She was going to the mail box and picked up a box of dynamite caps in the road. These she dropped on a rock near the mail box. The explosion occurred with results above stated. The wounded girl was first noticed by the mail-carrier, and was brought to town by W. P. Turnbull immediately.
Miss Rice is about 14 years of age, is the daughter of Dick Rice who last year lived eight miles east of town.