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John Sass

Johnny Sass Cut to Pieces in a Sickle Mowing Machine.

Last Monday forenoon a horrible accident occurred at Babcock, in which John Sass, Jr., the sixteen year old son of John Sass, Sr., lost his life. The boy was riding a mower, cutting hay. His horses did not behave to suit him, and he jumped off the mower to give them a whipping. In getting off, he foolishly jumped directly in front of the sickle. The horses got the best of the boy, and started to run. As they did this young Sass was tripped by the sickle and horribly mangled. The cruel knives tore flesh to the bone from the thigh downward, severing arteries and veins, and also cutting him badly about the neck and head. After being dragged a few rods the boy was thrown on to the sickle-bar, where he laid, while the horses started for the house. The driverless team attracted the attention of the folks at the house, and they rushed to his assistance. The boy lived about an hour and a half, and remained conscious to the last. He told his father how the accident occurred, said it was his own fault. Dr. Kellogg was summoned, but the boy was dead before he got there.

The grief-stricken parents are well-known people, with a wide circle of friends, who sincerely sympathize with them in their affliction. The funeral occurred Tuesday, and the remains buried in the Chesterton cemetery.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: July 25, 1889
Volume Number: 6
Issue Number: 15
Page: 1
Column(s): 3

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    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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