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Mills, David (Died 1891)

MILLS

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 1/26/2008 at 13:02:04

AKRON: (From the Register)

David Mills, son of D.M. Mills of Westfield, was suffocated by foul air in a
well which he was descending in order to clean out the sand which had
accumulated at the bottom. Mr. Mills cautioned his son about foul air and
wanted him to put a rope under his arms so that if there was any danger they
could pull him out. The son said there was no use in doing so as the well
was an open one and not deep. When they had let him down about 20 ft. he
called to them to hold on. They saw that something was the matter and began
to pull him up, but did not get him more than eight ft. when he was so
overcome with the gas that he let go his hold and fell to the bottom of the
well. This accident is doubly distressing to Mr. Mills and family is that he
lost a son by drowning last winter. Mr. Mills and family have the deep felt
sympathy of the whole community.

~Source: LeMars Sentinel, Sept. 22, 1891
~The father of the deceased was David Milan Mills.


 

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