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Thomas Bymer

Fatal Accident -- Man Killed at Steamburg.

STEAMBURG, Friday morn. Feb. 17.
Mr. Editor: -- It becomes my painful duty to relate a sad accident that occurred here last night at half after 10 o'clock. -- Mr. Thomas Bymer, a young man of about 18 years of age, employed by Mr. A. Shinabarger, at the steam saw mill in this place, by some accident was caught in the belt connecting with the large wheel that is attached to the main shaft of the engine; he was carried and precipitated head foremost, under the large wheel crushing his head into a cavity of not more than two inches under the wheel and above the floor. Notwithstanding the mill was running under a full head of steam, it was stopped instantaneously tearing the large belt in two.

A physician was summoned and on the spot in five minutes, but ere he arrived the last spark of vitality had fled. -- Mr. Bymer was a young man much esteemed by all acquaintances. He leaves a father, mother and sister to mourn his sudden departure. His residence was at Westville.


Newspaper: Practical Observer
Date of Publication: February 20, 1854
Volume Number: 2
Issue Number: 8
Page: 2
Column(s): 3

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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