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Lucas - Hardy

Source: Crawfordsville Journal, Sept 10, 1881

Waynetown - A most distressing accident occurred here Tuesday afternoon at  the warehouse of WH Lucas. Hardy, a little son of Mr. Lucas, was  playing in the warehouse and unthoughtedly crawled in a large  grain chute, which is used for loading cars. No sooner had he  entered it than several hundred bushels of wheat slipped down  from the upper part of the bin and completely covered him up.  Assistance was rendered immediately and the little fellow was  rescued from the awful situation, but not until life was extinct.  The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their  sad bereavement. Interment took place at the Masonic Cemetery  Wednesday.

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Review, Sept 10, 1881
Tuesday, word was brought to this city that Hardy Lucas a  bright ten year old son of William H. Lucas at Waynetown had been  smothered in a wheat bin. Mr. Lucas is a grain dealer at  Waynetown and his son was playing in the granary when someone  opened a chute below to draw off wheat he was drawn down and  under the wheat in such a manner that he was smothered before  assistance could reach him.
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