BADGE, Henry -1895
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/20/2011 at 22:51:12
Little Henry Badge, the nine year old son of Charles Badge of Holland, met a sad death by accident, last Sunday evening. He had led a mule to water and was grazing the animal on the grass near the house. Unfortunately the child had tied the halter around his waist and the mule became frightened, no one knowing at what, and suddenly plunged and ran away dragging the boy with him. Mr. Badge was on the porch and saw the mule start and ran after but could not catch it. When the little fellow had been dragged three-quarters of a mile the mule stopped of its own accord at L. Klaussen's house near the Sperry creamery. Of course life was extinct and all the father could do was to take the child home a corpse. The funeral was held Monday afternoon in the church at Holland and more than thirty teams followed the child to his grave. He was buried in the Holland cemetery beside his mother who died several years ago. When killed the child never uttered a scream and no marks were found where he could have been kicked by the mule. He drove the mule, with its mate, every week to Mr. Sperry's creamery here in town and his familiar face will be missed by the hands at the creamery. Saturday morning he had made his usual trip and no one ever supposed that the mules could ever do any damage. Mr. Badge has the sympathy of his friends in his loss.
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 July 1895
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