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Enoch Twelvetree

Wellingborough News, 3rd June 1882, transcribed by Kay Collins

FATAL ACCIDENT—On Tuesday last a steam cultivating apparatus belonging to Mr. Baker, of Hargrave, was at work on the farm at "Manchester Lodge," near Keystone, when the engineer, a man named Enoch Twelvetree, a native of Newton Bromswold, and about 33 years of age, was standing on the engine and "backing" it, preparatory to commencing a fresh piece of land. The operation being effected too rapidly, and with an excess of steam, the steering wheel caught the unfortunate man and knocked him out of the tank. He fell under the engine wheels, one of which passed over his head, completely crushing it, and causing instant death. On the following day (Wednesday) an inquest was held, before Mr. Gerald Hunnybun (coroner), when a verdict was given in accordance with the facts.

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