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FLYNN, James -1883


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/11/2010 at 14:15:34

We clip the following from the Parkersburg Eclipse of June 14th:

Wednesday forenoon news was brought in from near Buck Grove, Grundy county, that James Flynn and Joseph Lollmand were killed while at work in a well on the old Eaton farm. The circumstances are as follows: Shipman & Flynn, well borers of this place were engaged by Albert Kackelhofer and Joseph Lollmand to bore them a well on their farm. They had got down 45 feet and struck a rock, and had put in a blast. Some trouble was experienced with the blast, and Flynn was let down in the well on a foot board to fix it. Shipman, his partner, called to him once or twice, but could get no answer, and by the aid of a mirror looked down the well and saw Flynn lying in a helpless condition. Shipman got Kackelhofer and Lollmand to come to his aid, and the latter was let down the well to fasten a rope to Flynn. He went down on a foot block, and had been down but a few seconds when he called to be hoisted. They drew him up to within about twenty feet of the surface, when he fell from his grip on the rope and landed in the bottom a corpse on top of the lifeless body of the unfortunate Flynn. The foul air of the well had done its work. By the aid of grappling hooks the bodies were taken out, dressed and placed in coffins. Joseph Lollmand was a young man, well thought of, and unmarried. James Flynn has long been a citizen of this place; and leaves a wife and five small children in stringent circumstances.

--The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 27 June 1883


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