24 January 2010

Obituary Amos E Forbes

A shorter post this time. One of the more blatant obituaries. It is from the 19 February 1879 Fremont Times Indicator and reflects the lumbering heritage of the area. This did happen on the home farm, but was a story all too common in early Michigan.

Last Thursday, Amos E Forbes, a son of Mrs. F. Forbes, of Dayton, while cutting timber on their farm, was struck on the head by a falling limb, and instantly killed. His skull was crushed, his right shoulder blade and arm broken and he was otherwise badly bruised. He was buried on Sunday, the funeral sermon being preached by Rev. Mr. Randolph of Denver. All agreed that he was a fine young man, and his widowed mother has the sympathy of her neighbors.

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