Mifflintown, PA Mill Accident, Jan 1901

Whirled to Death in His Mill.

Mifflintown, Pa., Jan. 23.—Yesterday as William C. Leonard, of the firm of Leonard Brothers, was standing on a box adjusting a belt the box toppled, throwing him against a rapidly revolving perpendicular shaft, which caught his clothing, whirled his body around and battered his skull to a jelly against a bin. His wife heard the noise from their home near by. She ran to the mill and caused the search to be made which found her husband’s dead body revolving in midair. Mrs. Leonard is prostrated, and in a precarious condition. Lewis Leonard, the brother and partner of the deceased, left for Mifflin county Monday evening to be married yesterday

Tyrone Daily Herald, Tyrone, PA 23 Jan 1901