Ross, William died 1897
Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/17/2014 at 20:44:24
Note: His mother's maiden name was McLaughlin. He is buried in the Crathorne or Plymouth Presbyterian Cemetery.
Killed by a Threshing Machine
William Ross, of Crathorne, son of John Ross, died last Friday at Wessington Springs, South Dakota, from injuries sustained seven days previous while threshing.
The belt came off the self-feeder and Mr. Ross put out his hand to stop it. His hand caught and he was hurled against the side of the machine, breaking his arm and injuring him internally. He was taken to the nearest house and cared for. His arm was amputated at the elbow, but his internal injuries were so great as to cause his death after seven days suffering.
The body was brought back to Crathorne on Saturday and the funeral was held on Sunday afternoon. A large number of the friends of the popular young man attended the funeral.
The deceased was 24 years of age and was born at Cape Brenton, Canada.
Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Monday, October 11, 1897
Le Mars, Iowa
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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