FOBES, Clarence M. 1873-1939
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Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:09
Farmer Is Killed Near Finchford
Clarence Fobes Is Dragged Behind Horse
Cedar Falls--C. M. Fobes, 65, farmer one and one-half miles south of Finchford, was dragged to death by a horse about 10 a.m. Thursday. He lived alone on his farm.
He came to the farm of a neighbor, Mrs. Dora Natzke, leading the horse by a halter, and asked to borrow a bridle. Mrs. Natzke gave permission. She said she heard Fobes screaming a short time later and looked out to see him being dragged by the animal.
Fobes apparently became entangled in the line, and was dragged several hundred feet. A Cedar Falls physician said he suffered a fracture of the right side of his skull.
Dr. Sidney Smith, Waterloo, Black Hawk county coroner, was called. The body was taken to the Brown funeral home.
A daughter, Mrs. Charles Barrett, lives at Jesup. His wife died a year ago.
--The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 25 May 1939, pg 10
Several Attend Funeral
Several old friends here of Clarence Fobes attended funeral services for him last Saturday at Brown's Chapel, Cedar Falls. Mr. Fobes had lived in this community for many years and had frequently visited with friends and attended church here since moving to Finchford. He was laid to rest in Fairfield cemetery, Grundy County where his first wife and three children are buried. One daughter, Mrs. Cynthia Barrett of Jesup, and four grandchildren survive.
--The Parkersburg Eclipse (Parkersburg, Iowa), 1 June 1939, pg 5
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