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Samuel Haymond (1907)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart (email)
Date: 3/13/2010 at 14:20:30

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, October 24, 1907
Page 1


Samuel Haymond of Webster Township, Crushed to Death Beneath Building

Last Monday morning, Mr. Samuel Haymond of Webster township, was crushed to death beneath a building. It seems that Mr. Haymond was moving the building and had it raised some distance from the ground. He went beneath to straighten out some supports and from some cause not fully understood the supports gave way and the unfortunate man was crushed to death.

The funeral was held Wednesday and the interment was at the Kivett cemetery.

The Haymond family have been residents of this county for some twenty years. The elder Mr. Haymond died a number of years ago leaving a family of five sons and two daughters. One of the daughters died in Winterset recently and the other lives in Colorado. Jeff Haymond lives at Blockton of this state, Dall lives in Dallas county, Douglas at the old homestead and George is in the livery business here and resides on the old Kipp farm.

Samuel lived on the old Josh Aiken farm, one o f the best in Webster township. His wife was Amelia Farquhar who died about five years ago.

Mr. Haymond was a widower at the time of his death and leaves four orphan children.

The Orient Independent
Orient, Iowa
Thursday, October 24, 1907


Samuel Haymond, a Nephew of Capt. J.D. Brown, is Instantly Killed at his Home near Orient.

The following account of the accidental death of Samuel Haymond, a prominent farmer of Adair county, a nephew of Capt. J. D. Brown, of this city, is taken from the Orient Independent of Oct. 24th. The deceased was also related to Samuel Farquhar of this city, his wife having been a niece of Mr. Farquhar.

On Monday forenoon at about eight o'clock, H. B. Farquhar received word of the death of his brother-in-law, Samuel Haymond, living four miles east of Hebron, in Madison county.

The accident occurred at about seven o'clock in the morning when he was at work with his son getting things in readiness to place a foundation under a portion of the house that he had just moved in place from one of his farms and had the same set on blocks at the end against the house and on jackscrews at the other end. The boy was at work on the opposite side from his father and did not know he was caught beneath the falling building until he heard a groan and went around the building to see what was the matter and was horrified to find his father beneath the building. He at once summoned the neighbors, but his father's life was extinct long before help could reach the scene of tragedy.

It seems that Mr. Haymond was at work at one corner of the building and wished to get to the other side started to crawl under the building when the jackscrews slipped, leaving the building down upon him crushing the life from his body. No bones were broken and no bad bruises could be found which would indicate that just enough weight rested upon his body to crush the life from it. The parties who moved the building had cautioned him about the danger of the jackscrews settling and slipping and it was this that caused his death as everything looked perfectly safe when he started to go beneath the building.

Samuel Haymond was born in Des Moines on January 19, 1865 and met a sad and untimely death at the age of 42 years, 9 months and 12 days.

He moved to Madison county with his parents in 1868 where he lived up until the time of his death. On April 15, 1888 he was united in marriage to Miss Amelia Farquhar, whom death claimed about six years ago.

He leaves to mourn his death four children, two sons and two daughters, a mother, three sisters, six brothers and other relatives.

The funeral services were conducted Wednesday by his pastor, Rev. Wolfington, from the First Congregational church, of which he has been a faithful and consistent member for twenty years, and the remains laid to rest beside those of the wife who had gone before, in the Kivit cemetery.

It is hard indeed to portray the sad and untimely death of this man who leaves four orphan children without the guidance of a father or mother to lend a helping hand in the time of need, but who most depend on the Father above to look after and lead them on the righteous pathway through life.

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