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Young - Charles

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 26 April 1895

SHANNONDALE, April 24—A most distressing accident occurred 3 miles east of here in which Charles. Young, an industrious carpenter of this place, lost his life. For several days the Young brothers have been engaged in building a barn for Wm. Cory, and yesterday the breaking of a rope caused the fatal accident as stated, doing the work instantly and with hideous disfigurement. The accident occurred while the victim was engaged in the raising of the bent in the roof with block and tackle. The guy rope broke and the pole fell, striking Mr. Young on the head. Mr. Young belonged to the I. O. O. F. of this place and had many friends. He leaves a wife, who is prostrated over the sad affair. The funeral occurs Thursday. Mr. Young was raised in Crawfordsville and was a brother to the widow of Judge Holloway. -- transcribed by Kim H

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Source: Crawfordsville Review, 27 April 1895 p 1 \
Charles Young, of Shannondale was instantly killed Tuesday afternoon at a barn raising at the home of William Cory east of Shannondale. The wind lass rope used in raising beams broke allowing one of the heavy timbers to fall striking Mr. Young on the head. He was instantly killed and his head crushed beyond recognition. He leaves a wife.
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