Information for John Obstarczyk
25 March, 1866 - 1 December, 1914
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MEETS DEATH IN RUNAWAY ACCIDENT
Colts Shy Throwing J.
Obstarczyk To The Ground
John Obstarczyk, a well known rancher
residing five miles west of Nampa, died at 4 o'clock Tuesday
morning as a result of injuries received in a runaway accident
Mr. Obstarcyzk was working in a
field near his home Monday forenoon and when he failed to
return as usual at the noon hour, his wife became alarmed and
went to look for him.
The rancher was
found lying on the ground, severely bruised about the head and
shoulders and suffering a fractured skull. The team of
colts which he had been driving were feeding at a nearby straw
stack. Obstarczyk was removed to his home, physicians
were summoned, but from the first his condition was regarded
as fatal, and he never regained consciousness.
Investigations of the Canyon coroner and other parties
interested of the wagon tracks in the field lead to the belief
that Obstarczyk had started to drive to his house when the
span of colts "shied" at an open ditch and the driver losing
his balance, fell from the wagon and was dragged 30 feet or
more over the rough ground.
was 48 years old, a native of Austria, and located in this
vicinity about five years ago. The funeral will be held
at St. Paul's church in Nampa Wednesday forenoon and burial
will be in the Catholic cemetery. Mr. Obstarczyk is
survived by his wife and one son.
Image below is a link to the
location of the
gravesite in Mt. Calvary cemetery.
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John is located at number 9
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