JACK STAMPER

JACK STAMPER OF GRANT TOWNSHIP WAS VICTIM OF AN ACCIDENT LAST FRIDAY WHICH RESULTED IN HIS DEATH.  HE WAS REBUILDING AN OLD CAVE AND WHILE AT WORK THE FRAME WORK WHICH WAS QUITE ROTTEN GAVE WAY AND HE WAS BURIED BENEATH THE DIRT AND RUBBISH.  IT WAS SOME TIME BEFORE HE WAS DISCOVERED AND IT IS NOT KNOWN JUST HOW LONG HE WAS IMPRISONED.  HIS WIFE WAS AT HOME AT THE TIME AND AS SOON AS SHE DISCOVERED THAT THE CAVE HAD FALLEN IN SHE PHONED TO THE NEIGHBORS AND SOON HELP ARRIVED.  WILLING HANDS COMMENCED TO EXTRICATE HIM AND IT WAS NOT LONG UNTIL THEY WERE ABLE TO DIG ENOUGH DIRT SO THAT HE COULD HAVE AIR.  WHEN TAKEN OUT HE WAS BADLY SUFFOCATED AND SERIOUSLY INJURED.  HE WAS CONVEYED TO THE HOUSE AND PHYSCIANS WERE SUMMONED FROM CLEARFIELD.  IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT HIS SKULL WAS FRACTURED AND FOUR RIBS BROKEN BESIDES SEVERAL OTHER SEVERE BRUISES.  IT WAS SEEN AT ONCE THAT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO SAVE HIS LIFE, BUT ALL WAS DONE THAT COULD BE DONE TO RELIEVE HIS INTENSE SUFFERING.  DEATH CAME TO RELIEVE HIS SUFFERING SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT MONDAY, AND NO TIME AFTER THE DOCTORS MADE THE EXAMINATION WAS IT THOUGHT THAT HE WOULD RECOVER.  THE DECEASED LEAVES A WIFE AND SEVERAL CHILDREN TO MOURN HIS UNTIMELY DEATH.

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