Timbering Accident Costs Man His Leg in 1911

(03/19/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/23/1911.

Clark Wilson, son of the venerable James Wilson, of Big Springs, returned recently from Richwood, where he met with an accident which necessitated the amputation of one of his legs midway between the knee and thigh.  A log struck him, crushing the bone.  This is a great handicap in his fight through life.