Thursday, August 25, 2011

Crushed To Death

Located at Sharp Cemetery in Prairie Grove, AR.
W. H. Brotherton
Jan 15, 1867
Feb 15, 1906 

Note: son to Benjamin and Julia Cavin Brotherton. Husband of Thania Woods Brotherton.

The Prairie Grove Herald

BROTHERTON, Will - The sad news reached town Thursday afternoon that Will Brotherton had been crushed to death while working at the rock quarry two miles south of town. With a number of other men he was engaged in getting out rock from a bluff to macadamize the road and while at work along the side of the bluff it suddenly gave way and several tons of earth fell on him and completely covered him up. His companions set to work vigorously to get him out and in a few minutes succeeded in getting the earth off his head but he was crushed so badly that death resulted before he could be entirely uncovered. He is survived by a wife and four children, who have the sympathy of the entire community in this sad hour. His remains were buried In the Sharp graveyard.

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