Thanks to my distance cousin Doug Slater for this. It's about Robert Brainard, my grandfather's grandfather, who lived 1872-1899. The newspaper article gives many details of the horrible accident that caused Robert's sudden and violent death. Note that he left a young wife and three (soon to be four) young children. My great-grandfather George was only a baby at the time of his father's death.
Robert's widow Nellie remarried and had more many more children.
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