Timbering Accident Results in Death in 1907

(01/23/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/27/1907. John Schreckonghost, a first-class citizen and farmer, of Arnoldsburg, met with a terrible death one day last week at a place on the West Fork where he was timbering. A gorge of ties had lodge on a hill side and John was loosening it, when a tie block that became loose above the gorge came through the air down the hill, striking him fair crushing his head to a pulp. Mr. Schreckonghost was a splendid man, and his death will be greatly mourned.