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se-sion Trin-ty al-wavs Otter-bein Harris-burg, FARM ACCIDENT : CAUSES DEATH OF YOUNG BOY Ronald Bard Fatally Hurt as Trailer Uncouples and Rams Tractor Occurs Late Saturday Ronald Melvin Bard, six-year six-year six-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bard, Jr., Chambersburg R. R. 2, near Greenvillage, was fatally injured injured shortly after 5:30 o'clock, Saturday afternoon, when a trailer loaded with green pole wood became became uncoupled and rammed against the tractor he was riding with his father. The accident occurred while Mr. Bard with a load of wood was en-route en-route en-route from the home of his father, Jacob Bard, who lives between the Shippensburg-Scotland Shippensburg-Scotland Shippensburg-Scotland road and Route 11. While going over a break in the road, the pin which coupled the trailer with the tractor tractor jumped loose and the weight of the wood pushed the vehicle partially over the rear of the tractor, tractor, Ronald who was riding on the broad part of the rear axle was caught by the full force of the poles. Mr. Bard stopped the tractor tractor as quickly as possible and began to extricate his son. A neighbor attracted by the incident hurried to Mr. Bard's aid. He used his automobile to bring the boy and father to Shippensburg Shippensburg for medical aid. It was about 6 o'clock when the iboy was taken to the office of Dr. Leroy Saxe, North Earl street. Dr. Saxe said that examination of the boy revealed that he was in a dying condition. Several marks on the back and one at the base of the neck were noticeable, said Dr. Sfivo. where the roles had pressed against the body. The boy died within ten minutes following arrival ut the physician's office. Dr. Saxe said that death was apparently caused by a fractured fractured vertebra where the pole had pushed against the lad's neck. M. Garfield Barbour, East King street, was summoned and removed removed the body to his funeral home. Dr. S. D. Shull, Franklin county coroner, was expected to conduct an investigation of the accident. Ronald was born Sept. 17, 1937, at Chambersburg R. R. 1. In addition addition to his parents, he is survived bv a brother, Elwood, and two sisters, Louise and Janet, all at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bard, Sr., Shippensburg R. R. 3, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles High, Chambersburg R. R. 5. Friends may call at the Bard home Tuesday evening to view the body. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at the home, with further services at the King Street United Brethren Church, Chambersburg, Chambersburg, by the Rev. Clyde Meadows. Meadows. Burial will be made in Norland Norland cemetery.

Clipped from The News-Chronicle25 Apr 1944, TuePage 1

The News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Pennsylvania)25 Apr 1944, TuePage 1
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