Killed at Green Lake LumberMill
Local Man Lost Life LateYesterday Afternoon.
Dolgeville,NY April 14, 1921- Charles (Henry)Boyer of this village who has been employed for some time past at the lumbermill of Julius Breckwoldt & Company at Green Lake, was instantly killed asthe result of an accident which occured at the mill yesterday afternoon. Mr. Boyer was at work on an edging machine,upon which there are two saws, set about four inches apart. He had just put a board in the machine. When the board reached a point about a footfrom the end, it suddenly snapped, causing a piece about a foot in length tobound back onto the saws. When thepiece of wood re-bounded, it struck Mr. Boyer in the chest above the heart withsuch force as to cause his death. Workmen hurried to the place where he had fallen, but he had expiredbefore they reached him.
CoronerPalmer of Gloversville, who was called, stated that death had probably beencaused by a ruptured blood vessel. Undertaker E.W. Moore brought the remains today to the home of adaughter, Hazel Boyer, in this village, and the funeral arrangements will bemade later.
Thedeceased was born in Stratford in 1864 and was the son of Charles and Mary JaneBrown Boyer. All of his life had beenspent in this vicinity. He maintained ahome in Stratford, but for the past eight years had been employed at theBreckwoldt plant in this village. Lastwinter he went to work in the Green Lake mill, of which Fred H. Croll, formerlyof this village, is the superintendent.
Mr.Boyer was a man of upright character, well known and highly regarded for hisamiable personal qualities and the news of his sudden death was a great shockto his many friends.
Survivingare four children, being Clarence Boyer of Rochester, Lyndon of Pennsylvania,Mrs. Clarence Daley (Lena Belle) of Utica and Hazel Boyer of this village; abrother, Frank of Stratford, and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Goodwin (MaryElizabeth) and Mrs. Daniel Hawes (Eva Jane) and Mrs. Lena Beckhorn ofRochester.