|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1834|
|Death: ||May 22, 1901|
DuBois Evening Express, Wednesday, May 22, 1901
J.R. Flick Killed
John R. Flick of 633 Wood avenue, was instantly killed this morning, between 10:00 and 11:00 o'clock, at the DuBois & VanTassel tannery, by being caught in the line shaft and hurled around that rapidly revolving piece of machinery.
Mr. Flick was working with a carpenter crew in the construction of a new hide house and the extension of the shaft from the beam house to the building. While at work he made a mis-step and fell down the shaft. His body was caught and whirled around the huge apparatus and dropped to the floor in a lifeless mess.
A fellow workman witnessed the sight as Mr. Flick's body was caught and thrown around the shaft but life was extinct before the machinery could be stopped. When picked up, both the unfortunate man's legs were found to be mangled, one arm crushed and a deep wound inflicted on the back of the head.
The body was removed to the undertaking establishment of Weber & Flegal and prepared for burial. Up tot he hour of going to press, no arrangements had been made for the funeral.
John R. Flick was born in Livingston county, New York on June 17, 1834, and removed with his parents to Crawford county when but a boy. Here he grew up to manhood and married Miss Sarah A. Peters, daughter of Mr. Levi Peters, a well known resident of Crawford county, in 1868. After a residence in Hayfield township, the family removed to Kane in 1891, where they resided until their removal to DuBois in June 1893. Mr. Flick was a carpenter by trade and a member of the I.O.O.F., No. 33 of Springfield, Ohio, and the Knights of Honor of Sagerstown, Pa. He was raised a Lutheran but joined the Evangelical church in DuBois. The surviving family consists of the widow, two daughters, Mrs. T.H. Trezise and Mrs. Elda Clark, and on son, Guy Flick, all of this place.
Thursday, May 23, 1901
The funeral of the late J.R. Flick will be held on Friday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock with burial in the Rumbarger cemetery. The I.O.O.F. to which organization the deceased belonged, will have charge of the arrangements.
Sarah A Peters Flick (1834 - 1920)*
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Created by: Carol Laughlin
Record added: Jan 07, 2010
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