This post was contributed to the Crawford County Chapter of OGS by Kristina Stearley as part of the Florence Siefert Scrapbook in 2010.
The scrapbook is compiled from undated, unidentified newspaper clippings involving events in the lives of Crawford County citizens living in or having connections to New Washington, Tiro, Shelby, Sulphur Springs, Chatfield, Bucyrus, Ashland, Mansfield, and other areas. Only minimal spelling or punctuation corrections were made. Unreadable areas are shown by underlines, dots &/or question marks. This collection has been scanned, “optical character recognized” (OCR’d), proofed, then coded for HTML by volunteers of the Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact us if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.
ALONZO W. GARNER, of New Washington, Killed by a Falling Tree.
Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock Alonzo W. Garner, of New Washinton, met with a fatal accident. In company with John Whitcum he was felling timber and cutting wood on the Hetrick farm, five miles southwest of New Washington, now occupied by Wentz Hiler. A tree they cut down lodged against another, and this they also felled. When they came down Mr. Garner ran the wrong way and the trees fell on him, pinning him to the ground and fracturing his skull at the base of the ear. It was a mile to the nearest house. Mr. Whitcum summoned help as soon as possible, but it was five o’clock before they got him to his home in New Washington. He lingered until eleven o’clock in the evening, and died without having regained consciousness.
The funeral will be held Sunday morning at eleven o’clock at the M. E. church in New Washington, Rev. J. W. Dowds conducting the services. Interment in the Union cemetery at New Washington.
Alonzo W. Garner was born at Sulphur Springs November 20, 1849, his age at death being 49 years, 1 month and 8 days. He was married December 23, 1873. Of eight children resulting from the marriage two have died, and six are left with their mother to mourn their father’s death. Mr. Garner was an industrious man, a loving husband and father, and a useful citizen. His family have the sympathy of all in their affliction.