1884 - 1919
DATE: July 10 1902
NAME OF DECEASED: John Pointer
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: male; 5 ft 9 in; fair complexion; blue eyes; grey hair
CORONER: J. A. Cravens
INQUEST HELD AT: Alvin Pegraue farm
NAMES OF JURY: William Fuch; Chester Gillispie; William March; Albert March; L.L. Cunningham; James Tripp
WITNESSES: Frank Kennedy of Carrollton, engineer; James Thompson of Carrollton, engineer; George Millina of Kane, farming; Mat Mundy of Kane, laborer
VERDICT: We the undersigned jurors swore to inquire of the death of John Pointer on oath do find that he came to his death by accidentally falling from tongue while moving machinery from one field to another and that wheel of spreader passed over his head.
PERSONAL EFFECTS: none
REMARKS: John Pointer had not been feeling well for several days; had dizzie spells at times and wile riding on tongue of machine of machine separator. It is likely he had a dizzie spell and fell off under wheel of separator. Left side of head was crushed, death followed in few minutes after the accident happened.
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