Jefferson, MD Wagon Accident, Mar 1896


Thrown From His Wagon and Fatally Injured On the Head.

On Friday afternoon last Mr. Wm. A. Hemp, a well known farmer residing near Jefferson, this county, was thrown from his wagon and so badly hurt that he died yesterday morning from the effect of his injuries.

Mr. Hemp was engaged in hauling fodder from a field on a wagon drawn by two horses when in some manner the animals took fright and started to run away. After going a short distance Mr. Hemp was thrown from the wagon, falling on his head along the roadside, where he laid in an unconscious condition until discovered some time later by his wife. Assistance was at once summoned and the injured man was carefully removed home and Drs. Gaver, of Jefferson, and West, of Brunswick, called. Notwithstanding the medical attention Mr. Hemp gradually grew worse until yesterday morning, when death ensued. The accident happened hardly a quarter of a mile from the house, Mr. Hemp being at work alone at the time. The deceased leaves a widow and seven children---five sons and two daughters---all of whom are married. His funeral will take place on Wednesday morning next at 10 o'clock.

The News, Frederick, MD 2 Mar 1896