HINDERS, Tonjes 1863-1898
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Date: 3/20/2017 at 07:54:16
Tonjes Hinders, who has been engaged hauling milk for J. H. Sperry's creamery, fell off the wagon and broke his neck, and was launched into eternity without a moment's warning. "Yank", as he was familiarly known, was addicted to the "flowing bowl," and it is regretted that he was in a state of intoxication when he met his death. Squire Butler held an inquest with Johnny Cutts, Chas. Bailey, and B. T. Smith as jurymen, and their conclusions were about as above stated. The deceased leaves a wife and four children. The accident happened near Jabez Tompkins farm north of Grundy Center. Tonjes' fate should be a warning to young men and boys who think they can take a drink at will without injury to their soul or body. It is the first drink that causes many a man to lead a miserable life and forces him down to death and destruction.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 March 1898, pg 6
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