Obit: Cutts, George W. (1869 –1888)
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/12/1888
Cutts, George W. (2 JUN 1869 - 5 APR 1888)
Died, at Abbotsford, Wis., on the evening of the 5th inst., George W., eldest son of W. F. and Lydia Cutts, aged 18 years, 10 months and 3 days.
While at work about some of the machinery in Spaulding’s mill at Withee, Clark County, George’s clothing became entangled in one of the shafts, and wound up. Many rushed to the apartment to inquire the cause of the sound, when at a glance, all was plainly told! There, on the floor, lay his arm, and under the machine still in motion, lay his mangled and bruised body. The passing train was signaled, and his body taken to Abbotsford, where Drs. Von Neupert of Colby and Clark of Unity were summoned, who amputated his right arm. Upon examination his left arm was found to be dislocated at the shoulder and wrist, when dislocations were immediately reduced. George survived the shock about five hours, his father and mother being present at his death, having been telegraphed at an early moment. His remains were taken to Unity on the evening train, where the many friends of the deceased gathered to proffer assistance to the bereft parents. In George, Unity has lost one of its pleasing and promising young men. Kind, amiable and courteous, he won the respect of all who knew him. As a member of the Good Templar’s order, he was an earnest and diligent worker, which order appeared in uniform to follow him to his last resting place. The badge presented by the Order, upon which were engraved a wreath of flowers and in guilt, "G. W. C." was retained by the parents as a souvenir. The bereft parents and relatives have the deepest sympathy of their many friends of this locality.
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