Obit: Nicholas Tice (1794 - 1878)

Contact: Vickie

----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 2-25-1878

Fatal Accident

Nicholas Tice, aged eighty-four years, living about two miles west of Humbird, was killed by the evening passenger train on the West Wisconsin Railway, on Thursday of last week. The circumstances, as we get them, being as follows:

At the time of the accident. he, in company with his wife, was walking on the track, toward the village of Humbird, when, seeing the approaching train, they stepped from the track taking opposite sides, to allow it to pass. Mr. Tice being partially blind, did not get out of reach and was struck by the steam chest of the engine, the contact breaking his back and inflicting other injuries, causing instant death. The body was taken aboard the train and conveyed to Humbird, where an inquest was held, resulting in a verdict of death by accident, in accordance with the circumstances and facts in the case. No blame can attach to the train men, but by order of the Superintendent of the road, the body was taken charge of by the employees of the company, with instructions to defray all necessary expenses.

The deceased is said to have been a soldier under Napoleon and to have been with him at Waterloo. He was a respected citizen, and his unfortunate death is regretted by all who knew him.

 

 


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