Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Death by Mule

 THE VINCENNES WEEKLY WESTERN SUN
Date: August 4, 1866
Location: VINCENNES, INDIANA

SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday evening last Mr. Mathew Ruddey, a worthy citizen, while crossing the railroad in a sulky, his mule took fright and dashed the vehicle against the platform. He was thrown out and the lines being entangled around his hands, he was dragged by the mule some three hundred yards. His skull is seriously fractured in several places, and he is otherwise badly bruised. His physicians think there is no chance for his recovery.

Ed Note:  Even though this story occurred in Vincennes, the researchers were intrigued by the number of 'killings by mule'  articles they had been finding...We didn't think they were such dangerous animals....


Don't forget to buy your cemetery tickets for Centerville tour Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00 am at Finishing Touch in Lawrenceville if the Museum is closed when you are in town.  Also check out the rules for the photo contest in June by going to the webpage www.lawrencelore.org and clicking on the photo contest flyer at bottom right of page.