Source: Crawfordsville Review 13 June 1896 p 1
W.F. Butcher, Darlington, was killed near Clouser’s Mill in that plac eon Thursday morning by a team running away and throwing him against a fence close by the mill. His skull was crushed and death was instantaneous. He was 64 years old and had lived in this county since 1849.
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 12 June 1896
Darlington, Ind., June 11—Wm F. Butcher was killed here this morning in a runaway accident. He had driven his team on the scale at Clouser’s Mill and in starting off the team ran away throwing Mr. Butcher from the wagon. He fell between the wagon and the building and was latterly crushed to death, being dragged along to the end of the building and then against a strong fence. His skull was crushed, his shoulder dislocated and every bone in his body broken. Mr. Butcher was born in Knox County, Ohio, February 14, 1833 and came to this county in 1849 where he has since resided. He lived for many years near Campbell’s Chapel but lately has resided in Darlington where his daughter, Mrs. Dr. Greene, lives. He was a gentleman highly respected by all and the community is greatly shocked by his tragic death.