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SANDERS, Charles - 1902

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 7 February 1902

Last Friday morning while chopping down a tree in the Ingersoll neighborhood west of this city near the Fountain County line, Charles Sanders, aged eighteen years, was instantly killed by a tree falling across his body. Sanders, in company with another young man named Lonnie Brown, had been chopping wood for several days, and Thursday evening just before they quit work for the day they notched a big tree, indicating the direction in which they expected it to fall. The next morning Brown was a little late in getting to work and just before he got to the scene of their work he heard the crash of a falling tree. He hastened to the spot and found the dead body of young Sanders imprisoned under the tree that hey had notched the night before. The details of the accident will never of course be known, but it is supposed that Sanders had begun work on the tree as soon as he got on the ground and that it had fallen in the opposite direction from which it had been expected that it would. Brown at once called in a number of the nearby residents and the body of Sanders was taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Ralph Sanders, living on the Perrysville Road, one mile west of the county line. A doctor was summoned from Waynetown, but could do nothing as death had probably been instantaneous. Sanders was an only child and the only support of his widowed mother. He was a hard working, sober, young man, and his death falls with telling force on his mother.  The funeral occurred Sunday morning at 11 o’clock at the home and the body was taken to the Alamo Cemetery for interment - s

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