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LEAS, James Finley died 1904


Posted By: Kelly Schmall (email)
Date: 1/6/2006 at 17:26:24

What has terminated in a fatal accident happened on Tuesday when J. Finley Leas was going down what is known as the Stull hill, with a four horse team and load of shingle blocks, when the load slipped and he was thrown under the wagon passing over him, crushing his chest and one leg. Fortunately his two boys were with him, one going to town for aid. He was taken to his home, where Dr. Myers, Bowen & Bowen were called and have done all that was possible but to no avail. He passed away Sunday morning. He was a hard working industrious man and what of worldly goods he possessed were obtained by his own work. Being taken in the prime of life his early death comes to his sorrowing family and bereaved friends in the severity of affliction. Him who guides and directs will surely console with those who mourn. He leaves a wife, four sons, father, mother, two sisters and five brothers and a number of other relatives who deeply suffer from the sad affiction so suddenly brought upon them.

Date of death was 10 Apr 1904. Found in family obit file with no newspaper mentioned.


Added by Joy Moore, 6/30/2019:

Death from a Runaway Accident.

Waukon Democrat: Finley Leas, re­siding two miles this side of Rossville, died Sunday from injuries received in a runaway accident the Thursday pre­vious. He was hauling shingle blocks to the mill at Rossville and using a four horse team. In descending a hill they got beyond control and he was thrown beneath the heavy load which passed over his body. He was crushed and injured internally, resulting in his death three days later. Two of his sons were with him on the wagon and one was thrown off and rendered unconscious by the fall while the other escaped.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he was born September 13, 1863; however, it shows he is buried in both Evergreen Cemetery and Old East Paint Creek Cemetery and the cemetery records also reflect this.

S. Ferrall, Admin. note: Most likely burial place is Evergreen cemetery, where there is a gravestone for James and his wife Emma.


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