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MINERS, High 1830-1895


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/21/2011 at 18:37:01

Fatal Accident

Yesterday morning High Minerh came to town with his usual load of milk for Sperry's creamery and after unloading the milk he started with his team for home. He stopped at Sperry's barn, one block south of the creamery and while inside the horses started to run away. Mr. G. M. Norton and two other employees of the creamery saw Mr. Minerh come from the barn and run after the horses. He grabbed the lines and was dragged under the wagon and killed. The wheels ran over his body mashing his ribs and crushing him quite badly. Mr. Norton and the others ran to him and picked him up and did all they could for him. He lived about three quarters of an hour. He never spoke. His watch was broken and was stopped at 11:02, showing the minute the accident happened. Mr. Minerh was about 50 years old, a bachelor, and lived with his sister, Mrs. L. Sternberg about five miles southeast of town. The body was taken charge of by Undertaker Engelkes to be prepared for burial.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 November 1895

[I believe the surname should be Miners as the gravestone the Washington Twp. cemetery reads. I have listed both for indexing/searching purposes.]


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