PURINGTON, Oscar Marion 1856-1915
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 8/5/2021 at 17:40:06
A queer accident with very serious results happened in the vicinity of Waukon Junction last Thursday. Oscar Purrington, 59 years old, who lives at the Junction, was out on the bluff a short distance southwest of that place hunting rattlesnakes for the bounty.
He stepped on the side of a boulder weighing some six or seven hundred pounds, which turned with him, threw him down and rolled over his right leg, badly crushing it and breaking both bones between the knee and ankle. He also sustained a severe injury to the hip and his face was cut and bruised.
The accident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. and it was after 12 before his cries attracted the attention of a lady in the vicinity, who found him and summoned help. He was brought to the Home hospital on the 4:30 train and it took over three hours to dress his injuries. The bone was so badly shattered that it protruded through the flesh. His wounds apparently are getting along all right, but the suffering and exposure have brought on double pneumonia and his condition is quite critical.
~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, IA; Wednesday, November 10, 1915; pg 3
Note: Death Certificate (familysearch.org)
Name - Oscar Marion Purington
Birthplace - unkn.
Occupation - Trapper
Sex - female [sic]
DOB - Mar 17, 1856
DOD - Nov. 28, 1915
Cause - Pulmonary gangrene complicating double lobar pneumonia, with contributory of compound fracture of tibia and fibula right leg
Marital status - Divorced
Father - Lloyd Purington
Mother - unknown
Informant - Elmer Purington, Waukon Jct., IA
Place & date of burial - County Farm Cemetery, Nov. 30, 1915
Allamakee Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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