Ferdinand Fink 1862 - 1897
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 11/27/2020 at 16:04:54
Source: Decorah Republican Feb. 25, 1897 P 3 C 2, 3
Too Much Whiskey.
Oelwein, Fob. 16.—A most shocking accident occurred just west of the business part of the city about 7 o'clock this evening. Three men, farmers, residing near Fairbanks in Orin township some six or eight miles southwest of this city, had been in the city all day and about 8 o'clock in the evening started for home. They were all somewhat under the influence of liquor and when about a quarter of a mile west of the city the team began to run away. After running a short distance and getting beyond control of the driver, the team ran off the grade and the bobsled was upset throwing all three of the men out. One of them, Ferdinand Fink, struck his head against the end of a plank culvert with such force that he was instantly killed, the whole right side of his head and skull being crushed. Both of the other men were also quite badly hurt. It was about half an hour after the accident occurred before it was discovered, and then one of the injured men was in such a dazed condition that he hardly knew what had happened to them.
Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he was born Nov. 26, 1862 and died Feb. 16, 1897. He is buried in Fairbank Cemetery in Buchanan County.
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