August Aleksander Wickstrom

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August Aleksander Wickstrom (Wikström)

Also Known As: "Vikström", "Aukust Aleksanteri", "Vickström"
Birthplace: Finland
Death: December 06, 1907 (28)
Quincy Mine, Hancock, Houghton, Michigan, United States
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Husband of Olga Vilhelmiina Halme

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About August Aleksander Wickstrom

FATAL ACCIDENT NO. 8-Dec. 7, 1907-August Wickstrum, Quincy Mine.

August Wickstrum met his death on this date at the 22nd level, south of No. 8 shaft, Quincy. At the inquest held, the following testimonies were taken:

Casper Turanen: August Wickstrum was my part ner. The accident happened between 7 and 8 o'clock. We pinched the loose ground down by our machine and got the machine up. My partner started to put on the nipples and I went to get the hose. I happened to go around the stullway. It was better to go around the track; the loose ground would not hurt us then. I did not see my partner coming behind. I started to talk to Mike McCarthy and told him that that back might come down, and he said that would not come down as there were two stulls there. While I was talking the ground started to come down and I looked back and saw my pardner on the track. I did not see the rock strike him.

Question by Inspector Dawe: Did you try that ground?

Answer: "No, our machine was out farther.

Question: Did you not see that loose ground?

Answer: We saw the loose ground where the stulls were, but we did not try to take it down.

Statement by Mine Inspector Dawe: "If a man is careful, he ought never to be killed in a place of that kind. It is easy to reach and a man is supposed to take down all the loose ground when he goes in. There is a piece of loose ground there now, and the miners are expected to take it down when they go in."

Mike McCarthy: I was with Casper when the ground started to come down, when I turned round I saw de ceased on the track, but did not see the ground fall on him. He was lying on the track but was still living. I helped take him to surface and I think he died in the shaft-house."

Verdict: We, the jury, upon our oaths, do say, that the said August Wickstrum came to his death on the 7th day of December, 1907, at the 22nd level South, of No. 8 shaft, Quincy Mine, by an accidental fall of ground.

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August Aleksander Wickstrom's Timeline

December 14, 1878
December 6, 1907
Age 28
Hancock, Houghton, Michigan, United States