A fearful death

Old country road

October 16, 1890 — Mr. Chas. W. Harnesberger, who lived near Elkton, fell through a trap door in his barn last Thursday morning, falling a distance of about 12 feet, sustaining injuries from which he died on Friday morning.

It is not known how the accident occurred, whether by a misstep, or whether he was paralyzed and fell. His skull was crushed about the base.

The deceased was highly respected by all who knew him.

He was 62 years and 6 days old. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier


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