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 William B. Robbins

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William B. Robbins

Birth
Hamilton County, Indiana, USA
Death
23 Jul 1900 (aged 21)
Hamilton County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA
Plot
Row 12 Gs 8
Memorial ID
14328672 View Source

News Article:

TERRIBLY MANGLED - William Robbins, Living Near Horton, Meets a Horrible Death - William Robbins, a farmer living near Hortonville, was killed in the harvest field on the farm of the Hon. Thomas J. Lindley, by being caught in a binder while cutting oats, Monday afternoon. He was stooping over the binder attempting to make some repairs on the machine, when the horses started, throwing him directly in front of the sickle bar. One leg and one arm were cut off before he was rescued from his awful position. He died while being conveyed to his home. A widow and five children survive him -
[Note: He was never married and had no children - Article misprint, other info correct]
(Source: Noblesville Daily Ledger, 27 July 1900, page 1)

News Article:

TERRIBLY MANGLED - William Robbins, Living Near Horton, Meets a Horrible Death - William Robbins, a farmer living near Hortonville, was killed in the harvest field on the farm of the Hon. Thomas J. Lindley, by being caught in a binder while cutting oats, Monday afternoon. He was stooping over the binder attempting to make some repairs on the machine, when the horses started, throwing him directly in front of the sickle bar. One leg and one arm were cut off before he was rescued from his awful position. He died while being conveyed to his home. A widow and five children survive him -
[Note: He was never married and had no children - Article misprint, other info correct]
(Source: Noblesville Daily Ledger, 27 July 1900, page 1)


Inscription

William B.
Son Of
(I. & K.*) Robbins
Born
May (?), 1879*
Died
July 23, 1900
Aged 21 Y. 1 M. 26 D.

(*Based on 1900 Washington Twp Census)


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