Addison Benton

Addison Benton

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Death 2 Feb 1870 (aged 23)
Burial Virgil, Cortland County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 37475087 · View Source
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Fatal Accident. - Mr. Addison BENTON, of Virgil, met with a fatal accident last Wednesday morning. He, together with some of his neighbors, were chopping in the woods on Wager Hill. Soon after they commenced work, Mr. BENTON came to Mr. SHEPPARD who was at work only a short distance from where BENTON had been chopping, and said to SHEPPARD that he had cut his leg and he guessed that he had cut it pretty badly, and thought he would go home. Mr. BENTON started for home but before he got out of sight, Mr. SHEPPARD saw him fall, when he ran to his assistance, but life was almost, if not quite extinct when he reached him. Upon examination it was found that the axe had cut quite a gash in his leg just below the knee severing the main artery. Mr. BENTON was a son of Isaac BENTON, and was universally respected in the community where he resided. He was about 20 years of age.
--The Cortland Democrat, 4 Feb 1870

About to be Married---Killed Four Days Before the Wedding--- We chonicled, last week, the death of Addison BENTON, of Virgil, Cortland county, who died from a wound in his leg made by an axe. We obtain further particular of the sad case from a friend of the young man's, who resides in Jefferson street. Mr. BENTON was chopping in the woods when his axe glanced and swinging about entered his leg just below the knee. The main artery was at once severed, but instead of stopping the flow of blood above the wound by compression, the young man thinking he was badly hurt started to run after a sleigh that was going from the woods. He caught it, was taken in, and still no adequate efforts were made to stop the flow of blood. He was engaged to be married the following Sabbath to a most estimable young lady living near his father's house. Directing the driver to take him to the house of his betrothed, he arrived there a short time after the accident. He was taken from the sleigh in an almost insensible condition, and only gasped twice after being taken into the house. He literally bled to death. The case is a sad one; his betrothed was almost distracted with grief. Young BENTON was much respected for his social qualities and manly virtues. - Syracuse Courier.

--The Cortland Democrat, 18 Feb 1870


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  • Added: 25 May 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 37475087
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Addison Benton (30 Jul 1846–2 Feb 1870), Find a Grave Memorial no. 37475087, citing Virgil Rural Cemetery, Virgil, Cortland County, New York, USA ; Maintained by kswh (contributor 46633789) .