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John Nagle / Nagel 1865-1897


Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer (email)
Date: 9/10/2009 at 15:35:44

John Nagle, residing in the Dickson neighborhood, in Franklin township, went to Luana last Saturday in apparent good health. While there he engaged in a friendly boxing match and exercised quite sharply. He started home apparently all right but before getting home he became unconscious, the horses started to run and the sleigh bed was thrown off but he was not thrown out. He was taken home unconscious and never came to his senses, the vital spark leaving him the next morning. He was about 30 years of age and unmarried. The doctor says that the cause of death was the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain.

~Elgin Echo, Postville correspondent, Waukon Democrat, February 4, 1897
~Notes: John A. Nagel (9/19/1865-1/17/1897) is buried in Smithfield cemetery


Added by Joy Moore 11/28/2020:

Source: Decorah Republican Jan. 28, 1897 P 3 C 3

Postville Graphic:.—A sad affair hap­pened near Luana last Saturday. John Nagle, living about six miles north of town, came in with hogs; after unload­ing went over to the station, where he soon became engaged in the pleasant pastime of boxing. He and Harvey Oathout thought to see which was the “best feller.” After boxing for twenty or thirty minutes, and neither one show­ing signs of giving out, a friend told them to quit; both men were willing and were in the best of temper. They shook hands, each feeling instinctively that he had met his match. Soon after­ward John went for his team and start­ed home. When over near Delormina Sawyer’s, he began to feel sick; farther on, he became unconsicous{sp}, and his team turning into a neighbor’s yard warned them that something was wrong. He was taken inside, and three doctors were in attendance during the night. Everything possible to human skill was done for his relief, but he died next morning without having regained con­sciousness. It is thought that death was caused by the bursting of a blood vessel, or by heart failure brought on by over-exertion. As he had been troubled with heart disease for years, the latter theory is the one generally accepted.


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