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December 3, 1839â€“July 13, 1891
|Mr. Henry Tobiason of Wayne Township is Killed by a Fall
While stowing hay away in his barn last Monday afternoon, Mr. Henry Tobiason fell from the mow and received injuries which resulted in his death seven hours later. The mow had been built up to the height of ten feet. About half way up that distance on the edge of the mow was an iron peg or pin which was fastened into a cross piece and protruded some distances. In a manner unknown Mr. Tobiason missed his footing and fell a distance of five feet striking on the iron pin which produced a contusion of the liver. The fall upon the pin turned his body and he fell to the floor striking his head upon some hard obstruction. Assistance was at hand at once. Mr. Tobiason was in a dazed condition but called for cold water, at the same time that he would be all right shortly. He was able to assist himself somewhat when taken to the house. A messenger was immediately dispatched for Dr. Russell, the family physician. Dr. Russell was not at home and Dr. Mirick was hurried out who reached the injured man in less than an hour after the accident. He found Mr. Tobiason in a state of collapse with but a slight perception of pulse. His stomach refused to retain any stimulants and they were injected hyperdermically. Under their influence he rallied sufficiently to answer a few questions concerning his pains. Dr. Russell arrive later and the two physicians labored with the injured man, doing everything that they could to sustain life. But there was a concussion of the brain which was more serious in its symptoms and results than the injury to the liver, and the unfortunate man died five minutes before eleven o’clock.
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