Rolfe, IA Well Cave-In Kills One, Dec 1889
CRUSHED TO DEATH IN A WELL.
ONE MAN KILLED BY A CAVE-IN AND ANOTHER SEVERELY INJURED.
Fort Dodge, Iowa, Dec. 8. -- Near Rolfe, last evening G. W. MARQUETTE, a hardware man of that place and WILLIAM KENNEDY were working at a pump when the ground caved in and MARQUETTE fell into the well head foremost. His head struck against a jutting rock as he descended, crusing the skull and scattering the brains over KENNEDY, who was down in the well about twenty feet. KENNEDY was severely injured by the falling debris, but will live.
Logansport Journal Indiana 1889-12-08