1872 - PROBABLY FATAL ACCIDENT
A farmer named John BONNETT met with a severe accident on the Canaan Road, about four o'clock Saturday afternoon. Mr. BONNETT was sitting in the rear of a wagon loaded with furniture, bedding, tinware and a stove.
When a short distance beyond Johnson & Clements' starch factory, the mules attached to the wagon frighted at the rattling and noise made by the stove and tinware going over a rough part of the road and started off rapidly. The jerk threw Mr. BONNETT out of the wagon, and he alighted on his head, and being a large man the fall was very severe.
For a time the blood rushed from his ears and mouth, and up to last night he was still unconscious. He is not expected to live through the day.
Mr. BONNETT died this morning at 11 o'clock.
Madison Daily Courier
September 9, 1872
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