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Title: Obituaries Williamsport IN, Warren Review- Thursday, August 11, 1892 Edition
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It will be remembered that Barnhart Bros. recently purchased the old wooden and iron bridge over Pine Creek at the north limit Rainsville, where the contract has been let to erect a new one. Last week the firm was engaged in removing the timbers and irons from the piers and on last Wednesday afternoon had all but the last bent removed, when the bridge suddenly collapsed. There were on the bridge at the time the following workmen: Frank Barnhart, Walter Gray, Lemuel Hanson, Frank Martin and Jake Gray. Frank Barnhart and Walter Gray saw the bridge going and jumping into the millpond at the bridge, escaped without injury. Frank Martin and Jake Gray went down with the bridge, Gray falling in the waters with the timbers upon him, breaking his neck and arm thus meeting instant death. Martin escaped with only a few bruises. Lemuel Hanson, the foreman, also went down with the bridge and had a leg broken in two places and received other fatal, internal injuries from which he died Monday. Jacob Gray was about thirty-eight years old, resided near the scene of the accident on a farm, and was well known and highly respected. He was not a regular workman but having taken quite a liking to Barnhart and Hanson, was working more because of the company then anything else. The accident indeed is a sad one, and so far as we are able to learn, blame can be attached to no one. The bridge, it is supposed, was in a much worse condition than we supposed. The accident did not occur until late on Wednesday evening and news was not recieved of it until too late for out last week's issue. (*Later issue states that Lemuel Hanson did not die) The ten-year-old son of Robert Mckinzie died at the home of his father northwest of here last Friday from nervous prostration. The funeral services were held Saturday and interment was made in the Quaker Cemetery. The bereaved have the sympathies of this entire community in this sad affliction.

Date: 8/11/1892
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003374
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 1/14/2014
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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