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Taylor, Robert 1832-1904


Posted By: Bruce Atkinson (email)
Date: 10/28/2007 at 18:36:37

Died From His Injuries
Robert Taylor, a well known farmer in Johnson township, died at his home Wednesday night from injuries sustained in a runaway accident the day previous. Mr. Taylor at the time of the accident was engaged at work on his farm, and was doing some hauling. In getting out of his wagon over the front end gate his foot slipped and he fell across the wagon tongue behind the horses. The horses were scared and begun to run. On running past a tree Mr. Taylor's head struck against the tree and rebounded onto the spokes of the wheel. His skull was fractured and he sustained internal injuries. Dr. Richey was called out to attend to his injuries but the man was badly injured and was unconscious nearly all the time until he died. He was an old resident of the county and was about seventy years of age. He leaves two sons and two daughters. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at Adaville.
LeMars paper (LeMars, Plymouth County, Iowa) of 03/??1904.
~Robert Taylor died on March 9, 1904


Robert Taylor succumbed to Injuries Received on Tuesday.

Robert Taylor who resides on the old Arendt farm in Johnson township was the victim of a runaway on Tuesday which caused his death in 24 hours. He was.engaged in work about the yard on Tuesday and attempted to climb down from the wagon by stepping on the double tree behind the horses. His foot slipped and he fell on the tongue behind the horses which frightened them and they ran away. The team dashed into the grove a few yards from the house and collided with a tree, the back of his head striking a tree, the scalp being torn loose several inches from the top of head, the head rebounding between the spokes of tip wagon. One arm was broken and the muscles of his throat were out or torn off on both tides of the neck and he suffered many internal injuries, That he was not instantly, killed is most astonishing. Dr. M. W. Richey was called to attend him and did everything possible to save his life but all efforts wore futile and he died shortly after five o’clock on Wednesday afternoon, having been unconscious most all of the time.

Mr, Taylor was 72 years of age and had lived in Johnson township for more than 20 years and his tragic death will cause much sorrow to all who knew him.

The funeral was held on Friday at the United Evangelical church at Adaville and was very largely attended. He leaves a widow, one daughter and two sons at home and one daughter married living in Indiana, who came to attend the funeral. Beely and Fissel had charge of the funeral.

LeMars Globe-Post, March 12, 1904


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