Loses part of three fingers in sawing mishap 9/20/1912
According to divorce records, the marriage ended in April 1909 due to gross and confirmed habits of intoxication that began on or about December 1, 1898.
This addiction held on tightly for the rest of his life, causing many confrontations with police and acquaintances. It also caused him to not only loose his job in his father's hardware store but also caused him many health problems.
In 1912, Carl was earning money by sawing blocks of ice out of the Carver pond in Bridgewater. The pond sat at the bottom of hill surrounded by trees and accessable only by a path from the road. One day while Carl was sawing out a block of ice he accidently amputated part of three fingers.
Carl Z. Pierce, divorced, died on July 29, 1927 at the age of 55 of a root canal pharysurgical abscess, myocanditis acute while incarcerated at the Bridgewater State Hospital for alcholism. Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the heart muscle (myocardium). He died from inflammation of the heart muscle caused by an infection, namely his abcessed tooth.
He is buried at Hillside Cemetery, Auburn Street, Bridgewater, MA.
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