James Seigler dies in well cave-in (27 Nov. 1918) Aiken, S.C.
FATAJL ACC!1>K.\T XKAK AIKEN. Mr. Jumes Seigler looses Uf e When Well Caves In. A deplorable accid^at *&usi«£ The death of Mr. James Seigler, a well known farmer o£ tno iteaverdam section, occurred last Thursdayj'Q morning on the old Richardson uLici', about 3 .miles from Aikon. -Mr. Seigler and a forev o£ hands'' wore rec'urbing an old well on the place when the- light, r *d sand became became kicm-ued -and ta;iii •s completely burial ovr-crs completely burial. .*w_m_.alive the deep weil. Despite' 'the heroic- .efforts neighbors who rushed to the spot, at cue first alarm. -• . . . t . and the many attempts to aid tho~j * ' " ' smothering man, he was stark dead iv fc oa taken ' -from tlie well som hours later. Mr. Charles Garrison. who was the first to risk his ,own life in attempting to rescue the unfortunate" unfortunate" man, got far enough down the well — akout 30 feet — to feel the victim's head, and with frantic strength endeavored to release him, and did succeed in removing the sand away from his head and face. The dead man is the oldest brother of Private Joseph Seigler. Jr.. who only recently laid down his young life in the fields of France for Freedom, and this second bereavement bereavement has crushed the sorrowing sorrowing parents beyond words. Mr. Seigler was in his 4.~> year and is survived by his wife. Mrs. Daisy Adams Seigler, his parents. four sisters. two ^T^' the * ev ' W ' R -i officiating. Mr. Seigler was'dry in his 4*;th year.