Indianapolis, IN Charles A. GARDNER, Dies of Injuries 24 October 1918

Madison Courier newspaper, Madison, IN
Thursday 24 October 1918; Page 3, Column 3

VICTIM OF FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT

Charles A. GARDNER, Formerly of Madison, Dies of Injuries at Indianapolis

Charles A. GARDNER, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. GARDNER of 214 South Jefferson Street, this city, met with a frightful accident at Indianapolis that resulted in the loss of his life.

Mr. GARDNER was employed at the Indianapolis gas works and while at the gas house at noon Tuesday his right foot became caught in a large cog wheel. His entire right leg was drawn into the machinery and he was disemboweled before the machinery could be stopped. Still alive, he was rushed to the city hospital, where he lived for seven hours. He was almost completely disemboweled, but his heart and lungs were unaffected so that he did not die instantly.

Mr. GARDNER was 41 years old and married. Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, Cary Gardner, of Osgood, and two sisters, Mrs. Cory F. Brinson and Mrs. John Van Antwerp.

He went to Indianapolis from Madison about four years ago. While here he worked on farms in the county.

The remains will be brought to Madison on the noon train Friday and taken to the GARDNER home on South Jefferson Street. Funeral services will be held at ten o'clock Saturday morning and burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.

Mr. GARDNER was a good, hard working man and his family and relatives have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.
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Charles Arthur GARDNER
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