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Death of son of UNK GLASSOCK of Yolo county in CA in 1861
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: February 13, 2007 at 09:40:08
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Vern D
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>Saturday, 14 Sept 1861<<

FATAL ACCIDENT at THE MARYSVILLE FAIR -- A son of Mr. GLASSOCK, of Yolo county, met his death at the Cattle Grounds, at Marysville, on Wednesday last. He was riding, says the 'Democrat,' a young horse owned by Col. J.E. STEVENS, of Sutter county. There were several contestants in the race and in the 1st half mile, when about half-way around, STEVENS' horse bolted the track, and started for the gate. The boy could not hold him, and being strapped on could not throw himself off. He then pulled with all his might upon 1 rein to try and turn the horse from his course, but without avail. The horse was coming diagonally towards the gate, from the west, and, as he neared it, finding it closed, he sheared to the left, and President SWEZY's buggy being immediately in his path, he gathered himself for a tremendous spring, and leaped directly over the buggy. The strap giving way, the boy was thrown over the horses' head, striking upon his back, and the horse's legs striking the seat of the buggy tipped it over, and caused him to turn a complete somersault. He fell with a
terrific crash across the boy's stomach and chest, breaking the boy's neck and causing instant death.

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