DeKalb County Indiana Obituary
Contributed by Scot Vincent
Hamilton News: Nov. 17, 1905
Adam Hamman falls from wagon dead.
Adam Hamman, living southwest of town
fell from his wagon last Mon. and was dead in a short time. Heart trouble
was the cause.
Mr. Hamman and his son-in-law, Henry Mathews, were coming
to the elevator with a load of grain. They had stopped along the road
and had a short conversation with Jeff Betz, and started on for town.
When they were a short distance north of Gilbert Greenwood’s house Mr. Mathews
saw Mr. Hamman raise his hands and start to fall backward. Before he
could get to him Mr. Hamman had fallen from the wagon, striking his head
on the hub of the front wheel in his descent.
Mr. Mathews stopped the horses just as the wheel was ready
to run over the victim’s leg. He spoke just once after his son-in-law
reached his side and expired before help could come.
Dr. Cameron was called and pronounced him dead and the
body was removed to the home of Mr. And Mrs. Greenwood where it laid until
Undertaker, T.H. Dirrim, arrived when it was removed to Mr. Hamman’s home
and prepared for burial.
Mr. Hamman had been suffering with his heart for some time and was very bad
just the night before his death. He was past seventy years of age.
Mr. Mathews noticed the condition of Mr. Hamman’s eyes
after they had resumed the trip after the conversation with Mr. Betz.
He said they looked just the same then they did after the old gentleman had
died. In all probability death had claimed it’s victim at that time.
The funeral will be held at 11 o’clock today at the U.B.
church conducted by Rev. Brandyberry. Interment in the Hamilton cem.