Obit: Burke, Edward (Edmund) (1856? - 1888)

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Surnames: BURKE

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 03/23/1888

Burke, Edward (Edmund) (1856? - 21 MAR 1888)

A sad and fatal accident occurred on Wednesday of this week through which Edward Burke, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Burke, lost his life. As the passenger train was going east at 11:30 a.m., Edward, who was driving a yoke of cattle, had crossed the track to the south side at the east end of the Nye, Lusk & Hudson mill yard, and was driving alongside the track, when the cattle started to recross the track when Ed stepped in front of them to force them back, the engine coming swiftly along struck him and he fell to the ground with his left leg across the rail. The train was quickly stopped and he was carried to the residence of this parents at the Douglas House and medical assistance called in, but of no avail as after lingering for two and one-half hours he expired. The above facts are as near as obtainable as no one was with him and the true cause may therefore never be known. He was a sober and very industrious young man and the family has the sincere sympathy of the entire community. His age was 31 years.

 

 


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