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The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Yankee Iron-Clad Navy--Admiral Dahlgren's opinion of monitors. (search)
Terrible death. --Hon. Ezekiel Howrey, of Meshoppen, Wyoming county, Pa., met his death under the following circumstances. He was engaged in his plaster mill, grinding corn, and while working about the cracker his coat caught by the hole on a screw that held the coupling of the shaft together, just above the cracker, and before he was aware of his situation had wound up on clearly that he could not extricate himself. In this position he remained until his unit coat, a thick flannel he could not extricate himself. In this position he remained until his unit coat, a thick flannel and cotton shirt, and his were torn into spread, and he was only liberated when his body had been through a space of ten inches between the chain and a post. From this he fell into the to the floor, where he lay about an hour was discovered. He died in a few minutes. The deceased was an excellent man, and highly esteemed by all who knew him. He Wyoming county in the Legislature in and