Obit: Skiba, Wojciech (? - 1909)

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Surnames: SKIBA

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07/22/1909

Skiba, Wojciech (? - 15 JUL 1909)

On Thursday morning last the remains of a man were found scattered along the railroad track, three miles west of this village (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.). The man had evidently met his death by being run over by a passing train, which was later verified by the fact that his clothing was found hanging to the cow-catcher of an engine of a freight train, which had passed the scene of the accident early that morning, by the engineer upon reaching Cadott. Justice of the Peace George Burke empanelled a jury and visited the point where the body lay, and brought the same to the village in a coffin. The head and one arm had been severed, and were found on opposite sides of the track. Dilligenl inquiry was made as to the name and home of the man, but aside from the name, Wojciech Skiba, written in ink on his trousers, no information leading to his identity was obtained. Deceased, to all appearances, was about twenty years of age, his clothing, the pockets of which contained nothing, indicating that he was a laboring man. The remains were buried in the Thorp Village Cemetery on Friday.



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