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St. Paul Daily Globe, Minn. Oct 24, 1885 page 5
Killed by a Runaway
Special to the Globe
MENOMONIE, Wis., Oct. 23.--Yesterday a farmer of the town of Dunn, Solomon Cronk, was driving his team across the bridge at Downsville, when his team became frightened and ran away, throwing Mr. Cronk out at the railroad crossing and injuring him so that death resulted in a few hours.