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MORCUM, Wilber c1888 – 1897

MORCUM

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:00:53

Source: Decorah Republican Apr. 8, 1897 P 3 C 2

Killed by the Cars.
Charles City, March 30.—Wilber Morcum, 9 year old son of Mrs. Samuel Morcum, was crushed and instantly killed last evening by the C. M. & St. P. railway turn table which was in motion. He in company with several other play mates, were down to the railroad yards playing on the turn table. They succeeded in getting the table in motion and Master Wilber who was riding fell off and was crushed between the table and some timbers in the pit instantly killing him.


 

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