Mansfield W. (28 Jan. 1916)
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----Source: DORCHESTER HERALD (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 28 Jan. 1916
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The sad news was received Tuesday afternoon that Mansfield W. Arries died from being exposed to the weather after receiving injuries by a tree falling upon him.
Mr. Arries at the time of the accident was working two miles from his home in Little Black, engaged in cutting wood, and in some incomprehensible manner was caught beneath the tree. His leg was fractured and his back was injured; frantic calls for help could not be heard. How long he had lain in this suffering state of body is not exactly known but it is thought five hours at least elapsed before he was found by his good wife. She had a presumption some accident had happened when he failed to come home for his meal and she went in search, finding him in a painful plight, for the nipping frost had raised havoc with his hands and feet. In spite of all this he was still conscious, and the plucky wife, with the terrifying experience, hurried to the homes of neighbors some distance away. The injured man was removed to his home but the catastrophe was too severe and he succumbed to the call soon afterward. –Medford Sun.
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