Obit: Boon, Richard #2 (1868 - 1900)

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Surnames: BOON

----Sources: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 03/22/1900

Boon, Richard #2 (8 JUN 1868 - 17 MAR 1900)

Richard Boon was killed at Marshfield, Saturday night, at about 10 o’clock, while walking on one of the Omaha tracks, by a freight car which was being switched to a position where wanted. His body was almost cut in two, and the car stopped while he was under the wheel. He lived by a few minutes, dying while being carried into the depot. The remains were brought here (Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis.) Sunday morning and taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. R. Boon, west of the river.

Dick had worked his way up in the Omaha service as a freight brakeman until he was occasionally put on as conductor, and on Saturday night he had taken a special freight to Marshfield and was just finishing up his run when he was killed. He was a young man, aged 33 years, and leaves a wife and child at Altoona, where he was living. He was raised here, where his father, the late Richard Boon Sr., was a pioneer. Besides the aged mother, he leaves two brothers, Will and Henry, and two sisters in Colorado and two at home.

A delegation of railroad men from St. Paul came down yesterday to act as pallbearers at the funeral, which took place in the afternoon.



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