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Russell Boyer

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 23 Nov 1912 (aged 18)
Henderson County, Illinois, USA
Burial Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois, USA
Plot 187 West Addition
Memorial ID 100115862 · View Source
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Russell Boyer- November 25, 1912
Russell Boyer, a young farm hand employed by Clyde Campbell, northwest of Reed in Henderson County, met a terrible death on Saturday afternoon, when in some way unknown to his friends, he fell from a wagon loaded with corn and his head was crushed under the wheels of the load. No one witnessed the accident, and it is impossible to tell just how the terrible affair occurred, but the lifeless body of the man was found at the corner of the corn field in which he had been working, the skull being crushed and his body being bruised, indicating that the wagon had passed over both his head and body.
The young man, who is 19 years of age, and who had been employed in the neighborhood for the past two or three years, came to the Campbell home only a few days ago to husk corn. He had previously been employed at the James McNamara farm, but had finished work there and went to the Campbell place. He took with him a team belonging to Mr. McNamara, and was using this team on Saturday. (description of what he had been doing)
The boy's home is in Burlington but he has been in and about Oquawka most of his life. The funeral services over the remains were held this morning at the Campbell home, being conducted by the pastor of the Methodist church at Oquawka. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Oquawka.



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  • Created by: hbracy
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100115862
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Russell Boyer (Feb 1894–23 Nov 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100115862, citing Oquawka Cemetery, Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by hbracy (contributor 47848911) .