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SKACS, George

    Cambria Freeman, 9 Jan 1903, Contributed by Patty Millich


The badly mangled body of a foreigner named George Skacs was found on the railroad near the freight station at Spangler at about 9 o'clock Thursday evening of last week. Investigation showed that the skull of the unfortunate had been torn open and emptied of the brain, the left arm was almost severed from the body, the right foot ground off and numerous ugly cuts had been sustained on the body. Death must have been instantaneous.

It is thought that Skacs was intoxicated and was sitting or lying on the track and was struck by the evening passenger train.

The deceased was a native of Austria Hungary and was about 35 years of age. He was employed as a miner at Sterling mine No. 18, south of Spangler. He leaves a wife in the old country, who was to have joined him here in a few days.

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