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 Asahel Alexander Wright

Asahel Alexander Wright

Birth
Utah, USA
Death 6 Jan 1918 (aged 15)
Hinckley, Millard County, Utah, USA
Burial Hinckley, Millard County, Utah, USA
Plot 03 54 03
Memorial ID 69627 · View Source
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Injury from the washing vats at the sugar factory.

Millard County Progress
1/11/1918

HINCKLEY BOY MEETS DEATH AT SUGAR FACTORY AT DELTA

What was probably one of the saddest accidents and death which the people of Millard County have heard of in some time was that which occurred at the Delta Sugar Factory on Saturday last, when Mr. Asael Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Wright of Hinckley, got caught in the machinery of the beet bath and had his lower limbs and abdomen so badly crushed that he later died of his injuries. It seems that the foreman of that part of the factory and Mr. Wright were engaged in cleaning out the bath of sticks which had been blown in by the wind and had completed their task and were climbing out of the bath preparatory to starting the machinery. The foreman was in the lead and supposed that Mr. Wright was following him out of the bath, as indeed was the case, and the foreman threw in the clutch which started the machinery in motion. As he did so, Mr. Wright noticed another stick in the bath and turned around to go after the stick as the machinery started. He was caught in the giant maws of the beet slicer with the result as above stated. The machinery was at once stopped and the young man extricated from it. Dr. C.A. Broadus at the same time being hurriedly called. It was at first thought that the young man's life could be saved and everything possible was done for him toward that end, but the internal injuries received caused his death within three hours after the accident happened. Mr. Asael Wright was but 17 years old at the time of the accident and was a high school student at the Millard Academy at Hinckley and had been working at the factory during holidays in order to get money to assist him through his studies. It has cast a pall of gloom over the students of the Academy with whom he was a prime favorite. The funeral was held on Monday from the LDS Chapel at Hinckley and interment took place in the Hinckley cemetery, the remains being followed to their last resting place by scores of friends and acquaintances. Our sincere sympathy is extended and we greatly deplore the sudden taking off of one whose whole life had shown that he was destined to become a leader among his people. May his spirit rest in peace.



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  • Maintained by: Karen Shurtz
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69627
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Asahel Alexander Wright (28 Mar 1902–6 Jan 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69627, citing Hinckley City Cemetery, Hinckley, Millard County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Karen Shurtz (contributor 46956863) .