The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 1, 1920
Crushed in Machinery At
Canning Factory Last August
(From Tuesday’s Daily)
          Injuries received in an accident at the Waldron Canning Co., last August caused the death of George P. Madden, a resident of Waldron for the last six years, which occurred at his home in Waldron at 5 o’clock this morning.  For the last eleven weeks Mr. Madden has been confined to his bed with tuberculosis of the bone which developed from wounds he received when thrown against the machinery of the canning company.  At the time of the accident he was nearly crushed to death.
          Mr. Madden was aged 52 years, 9 months and 20 days.  He was born in Illinois, June 11, 1868, and resided in that state until moving to Waldron six years ago. Although he had resided in this community but a short time he was well acquainted and held the friendship of every one whom he met.  His death is a blow to the community as well as to his immediate family.
          Surviving are the widow,  Mrs. Ida Madden, two daughters,  Clella and  Bertha, and his son, Riley, at home.  Three sisters,  Mrs. Thad Lewis, of Waldron;  Mrs. W. A. Miller, of Hunt City, Illinois;  Mrs. Mary Blackford, of Olney, Illinois; two brothers,  John Madden, of Rose Hill, Illinois, and Will Madden, of Olney, Illinois.
          Short funeral services will be held at the Waldron M. E. church Friday morning at 11 o’clock, following which the body will be sent to Willow Hill, Illinois, for final funeral services and burial.  Stewart & Fix are in charge of the arrangements.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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