Timberman Injured in Freak Accident in 1911

(02/27/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 2/28/1911.

Our readers will be sorry to learn of the serious accident that happened to Charley Offutt, the West Fork timberman, last week.  He was chopping a limb off a tree in the woods on Crummies creek, when his ax caught on a limb behind him.  The ax was jerked out of his hand and fell, the bit striking him on the head, fracturing his skull.  At first it was thought that he could not recover but later reports indicate that he is improving and there is a fair chance for his recovery.