Aug. 31, 1928

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Aug. 31, 1928 - s EARLIER ;L0ST;, LKEs DRPVriS J HI STOCK WELL...
s EARLIER ;L0ST;, LKEs DRPVriS J HI STOCK WELL Frank leisure -.Met Tragic Deal $t Farm In Duck- ' ! creek Township i B. F. Xeisure,66, son of the .late Nathan ' Leisure and one of -the wealthiest farmers in the north part of Madison county, lost his life on Thursdays when he fen intoli a 'well on hi&farra and was drowned." " . Leisure and. Harmon Stevenson,, farm hand, were removing pump frOfn' irwell at large Tbarn btf the Leisure farm,- and . the former 1 had gone down some distance into the well supporting himself by standing bn the brick lining of the well. The bricks eave way under ! his weieht and he was thrown hrto 'the water, which was abont twelve feel deep. ! Stevenson made frantic efforts to rescue him, but without success. He ran to summon Tielp and ropes were obtained Tjy which' men were lowered into the "well tmd ' brought' Leisure's body to the surface. Efforts to revive him with a, pulmotor; failed. Mr. Leisure is survived by the widow; two children, Aubrey Leisure, residing three miles north of Elwood, and Mrs. Geraldine Campbell, at home; three brothers, Oscar Leisure, living eigKl mfleS north of Elwbbd; Bert Leisure, residing seven miles northwest of here, and George Leisure, of two miles east of Windfall;' a sister, Mrs. Gertie Peterson of near Swayzee. He was a member of the Harmony Christian church.

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  1. The Alexandria Times-Tribune,
  2. 31 Aug 1928, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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