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NICHOLL, Thomas (1884-1897)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 8/29/2021 at 13:19:41

Thomas Nicholl
(1884 – July 21, 1897)

Winterset News, Winterset, Iowa, Friday, July 23, 1897, page 5, column 3
A Horrible Death; Tom Nicholl, of St Mary’s Meets a Horrible Death While Running a Binder
Tom Nicholl, a son of James Nicholl of St Mary’s, was killed Wednesday morning while running a binder on the Tracy farm, five miles west of Winterset. He had been running the binder and something had gone wrong with the canvass. He had stopped the team and was in front of the sickle adjusting the canvass when the team became frightened and started to run. As no one was near enough to catch them, the boy was dragged about 100 yards, and his leg cut nearly off near the thigh, it hanging only by a small piece of flesh. After the horses stopped he spoke a few words buy very faint. A doctor was immediately sent for but before he could get there the loss of blood was so great that death was upon the scene. The leg was cut off so near the body that a bandage could not be applied, and it was but a few minutes after the accident occurred until he had bled to death. Dr. Davisson got to the place as soon as possible but death had ensued before his arrival. The father was telephoned for at once by Dr. Davisson. Many sad accidents occur but seldom one so sad as this. The family and relatives have the sympathy of both friends and strangers.


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