Tews, Son of Carl (1887 - 17 JUL 1894)







----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 07/19/1894

Tews, Son of Carl (1887 - 17 JUL 1894)

There was a horrible accident at the farm of Carl Tews a few miles east of the city on Tuesday afternoon, through which a little seven year old child lost its life by the slow process of bleeding to death. Mr. Tews was out in the field with the reaper cutting grain and his little son accompanied him. While the father's attention was engaged in making a turn around a stump the child got in front of the reaper and was caught in the sickle. The sickle moves at a great rate when the machine is in motion and the child's left leg was almost completely severed before the machine could be stopped. One of the bones was sawed off and the other bone nearly so. The child was carried to the house and Dr. K.W. Doege was at once summoned from this city. The physician arrived to late, however, the child having bled to death before his arrival.


The funeral takes place today from the Lutheran Church in this city. (Marshfield News)



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