Mr. Wischenant

The Cartersville Courant
Cartersville, Georgia
October 8, 1885, page 3
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A Peculiar Death.

Mr. John Wischenant, a track boss on the Rome railroad, passed through Cartersville last week on his way home from Calhoun, Ala., where he had been in attendance upon his father’s funeral, who died under the most peculiar circumstances.  Last August the old gentleman caught a pig by the rear legs, and was conveying it to a pen, when the pig kicked Mr. W. in the left side, but no attention was paid to it.  The next day Mr. W. felt weak, so much so, that he was compelled to take his bed, where he remained up to the time of his death last week.  The old gentleman did not seem to suffer much, only from excessive weakness.  This is the first instance in our knowledge where a person’s death was caused from a hog kick.


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