Courtesy of Nancy Little Spencer:
Vol. 15, No. 2
February 18, 1892
Killed by a Log.
While "banking" saw logs on King's Creek, in Elkland township, on Friday, February 12, 1892, Wm. White was crushed beneath a heavy log, and lived about half an hour. He was at work in company with Robert Reed, and a large log had been rolled to its place in the pile, but wouldn't stay there. White told Reed he would hold the log while Reed rolled another down to hold it. Another large log was started, slipped around, and went plunging endwise. White dropped his hook and started to run, but lost his footing and fell, the log struck him on the head and crushed it. His companion put him on the sled and started the horses for home, but the unfortunate man was dead before a mile was covered. He was about 25 years old, and leaves a wife and two small children. Funeral and interment Sunday at Sugar Ridge.