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From: Joan Benner <>
Subject: Henry RICKARD, 1857 - 1891
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 12:03:31 -0600
Posted on: Juneau Co. Wi Obituaries
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Surname: DODSWORTH, RICKARD, SHELDON
From the Elroy Chronicle [Elroy, Juneau Co WI], Oct 7 1891 Page 1
A Sad Affair--Henry RICKARD injured while oiling a threshing machine and
dies in about six hours
Last Friday about 5 p.m., Henry RICKARD, who was threshing on George SHELDON's
farm about four miles from this city, was oiling the machine near the side
where the 'tumbling' rod is attached, when his clothing was accidentally
caught by the rod and before the machine could be stopped, he was thrown
over and down between the rod and machine, going one and a half times around.
As soon as the machine was stopped his clothing was cut loose from the
rod, and he was taken out in a mangled condition.
Dr. Smith was immediately sent for, and when he arrived an examination
was made, and it was soon found that he was fatally injured, and that he
could not possibly live. Before the Dr. reached the house he had lost a
large amount of blood, which poured out through a terrible wound in the
During the evening he talked considerable, but he was not rational any
of the time. Although everything possible was done to revive the suffering
man, he remained in that terrible state until about 11 p.m. when death
The remains of Mr. RICKARD were kept at the above place until Sunday, the
day set for the burial, when they were taken to his home near Union Center,
where they were viewed by a large number of friends, and sad was the scene.
The funeral was held on Sunday at noon at the M. E. church in this city,
and Rev. A. J. Coram delivered the sermon, which was a very impressive
The remains of the one who was respected by all was laid to rest in Fowler's
Prairie cemetery, and a large concourse of friends and neighbors were present
to pay their last tributes of respect.
Mr. RICKARD was born in New York January 24, 1857, came with his parents
to Wisconsin in 1875. He was married to Miss Mary DODSWORTH in 1883, and
was 34 years, 8 months and 9 days of age at the time of his death. He leaves
a wife and three children, one brother and one sister in New York, his
parents and numerous other relatives to mourn their loss.
This is certainly one of the saddest things that has occured in this section
for many years, and it casts a gloom over the entire community.
He was a man that had many friends, and was always industrious and a hard
worker. He lived in this city about two years, and will be kindly remembered
by many. He was the son of J. J. RICKARD, who lives between this city and
The sympathy of all whom the sad news has reached is with the mourning
friends and relatives, and especially with the wife and little children
in their hour of deep affliction.
|Henry RICKARD, 1857 - 1891 by Joan Benner <>|