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Trunkey, Charles 1878 – 1896


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:22

Source: Decorah Republican Jan. 30, 1896 P 2 C 2

Death in a Horse’s Kick.
Elma News:—Last Tuesday evening about six o’clock while out in the barnyard exercising a horse, Charles Trunkey, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Trunkey, aged 17 years, 8 months and 17 days, met with a terrible accident which resulted in almost instant death. He had not been absent from the store more than 10 minutes and his parents supposed he was out to the barn doing the evening chores, when C. A. McCullow came past the barn and noticed someone laying on a pile of straw face downward. He went and notified Mr. Trunkey of the fact and they immediately went to investigate. When upon examination Mr. Trunkey found it was his son Charles he was horrified. He was taken to the house in an unconscious state and Drs. Overfield and Mabry summoned. An ugly wound was found just back of the left ear and the face terribly bruised. He never gained consciousness to tell how the accident happened, but it is supposed that the horse in playing reared up and struck him with the front foot, throwing him to the ground with such force as to cause the bruise on the face.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he was born April 13, 1878 and died January 21, 1896. He is buried in the Howard Cemetery.

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Howard Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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