FARRINGTON, Horace O. died 1894
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/11/2012 at 00:02:03
The following item we clip from the Dubuque Times of Sunday last:
Strawberry Point, Jan 20 - A sad accident happened Thursday whereby Mr. H.O. Farrington, one of the first settlers in this part of the state lost his life. About thirty-five years ago he planted a tree near the corner of his house, which had grown meantime to considerable size. While he and his son were engaged in cutting it down it fell in such a way as to cause a large limb to his Mr. Farrington on the head causing his death in a few hours.
~Elkader Argus, January 24, 1894
H.H. Farrington [sic], living near Rankin's corners, Lodomillo twp., met with a sad accident last week Tuesday. His son was cutting down a tree in the yard, and when it started to fall, Mr. Farrington stepped behind another tree. As the tree fell it broke a large limb of the tree he was standing under, which fell and struck his skull. He died in a few hours after the accident.
~Elkader Register, January 25, 1894
Horace Farrington of Strawberry Point, a noted bee farmer, was struck by a limb which he was trimming, and killed.
~Oelwein Register, January 25, 1894
~Note: he served in the Civil War, 21st Iowa Inf. Co D and in the 4th Veteran Reserve Corps, Co K.
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