Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, January l7, l90l
GEORGE ARGABRIGHT, an old man, 90 years of age, wandered off from the County Farm last Thursday and although a dilligent search was made for him by Steward Wiser and a number of others, he was not found until Saturday, when he was discovered on Wm. Pollock's farm, he having died from exposure to the cold. Father ARGABRIGHT has a son living near Lamoni, who was sent for and made an untiring search for him. An inquest was held Sunday night, the jury giving a verdict the unfortunate man came to his death by exposure and no blame was attached to Mr. Wiser, the Steward of the Poor Farm. Mr. Wiser is among the very best men the county has ever had in this capacity, and all the inmates are well taken care of. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon and the remains laid to rest in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
--MT. AYR JOURNAL.
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