Mrs. William Acton
A runaway that may prove serious, occurred last Monday evening north of Davis City. A buggy containing Mrs. William Acton and her son-in-law, Aaron Henderson, was being driven to Davis City when the team became frightened and started to run. Almost immediately the team came in contact with a wire fence and at the same time the circle iron on the tongue broke, which let the harness loose so that the horses spread apart, throwing one of the horses over the wire fence. Both occupants were picked up unconscious but soon revived. The accident occurred near Ed Flora's residence and Mrs. Flora at once summoned assistance. Mrs. Acton was brought to her home in Davis City and Mr. Henderson was taken to his home, east of town and physicians sent for. Mr. Henderson had received several bruises and a cut across his face, that required several stitches to close. He was also otherwise severely hurt. Mrs. Acton was also severely shaken up and while no bones were broken, it is feared she is hurt internally and at present - Tuesday - is suffering great pain. Her husband and son, who are employed on the railroad near Creston, have been sent for.
Posted in Decatur County Journal-IowaSeptember 22, 1904