RING, Joe -1924
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Date: 3/10/2015 at 17:55:02
Man Found Dead at Reinbeck
Early this morning one of the men working for the Barnes Construction Co., near Reinbeck, named Joe King, was discovered dead in his camp bunk.
Michael Welch, a fellow workman, arose about five o'clock and went to feed the mules. Returning to call his bunk-mate an hour later he was found dead.
Coroner Engelkes was called from Grundy Center and an investigation was made as to the cause of the man's death and it was decided that he came to his death by heart trouble.
King was a man about 45 years of age. He had been working for the Barnes Co. about ten months. Nothing is known of his relatives or where his home was. A purse is being raised among the men of the camp to pay the funeral expenses and he will be buried in the Reinbeck cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 April 1924, pg 1
The body of Joe Ring, who died suddenly last Wednesday night at the Barnes Grading camp north of town, was shipped this week to Binghampton, N.Y., there to be claimed by a brother, Daniel Ring, of Endicott, N.Y. Funeral expenses, which the men working on the grading crew had undertaken to pay by a collection, were defrayed by relatives in the east who were found after several days effort.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 May 1924, pg 9
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