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Farrell, Jack – Died 1901


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 3/24/2020 at 13:52:34

Source: Decorah Republican June 13, 1901 P 6 C 2

A Fearful Accident.
Nashua Post:—About half past nine o’clock Friday morning, Jack Farrell, who lives seven and one half miles west of town, drove into town with a load of corn. He stopped at Laird & Granger’s scales and had the load weighed, which tipped the scales at about 3000 lbs. He then started for the elevator. The 9:35 freight was switching in the yard, and Farrell stopped his team to await the passing of the train. The switching of the cars frightened the horses and being somewhat uneasy, Mr. Farrell dismounted from the load and went up to their heads to hold them by the bridle until they were quieted. Suddenly the horses gave a leap, throwing him to the ground and the front and rear wheels of the heavily loaded wagon passed over his head, and the train ran on. He was unconscious from the time the wheel crossed his head until death came which was probably about half an hour later.


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