Allen P. Boice

Lewiston Teller
Lewiston, Idaho, March 30, 1882

Thrown From A Wagon, Run Over And Killed.

On Thursday of last week, about noon, Allen P. Boice and Wm. Boice, his nephew, were hauling a load of polls with a two-horse team near the head of Moore's Gulch, south of Tammany, the former was driving and sitting in front, while William was farther back and attending to the brake. The team was addicted to running away, as they came to the brink of the hill near the grade the team suddenly started off to go down the hill befor the grade was reached and Allen was unable to rein them on the road notwithstanding the brake was put on with its full force, and as they started down the hill upon a run, Allen lost his balance and fell forward next to the horses upon the ground and both wheels passed over the body, crushing him to death. William held his position for a short interval when he was thrown off and the hind wheel passed over his leg but only slightly injuring him. William instantly proceeded to where Allen lay and at first supposed that he was only stunned and went for some water, but upon returning found that life was extinct. He immediately sent for Dr. Sterling, who, upon arriving found that Allen was badly crushed, his ribs being broken, and evidences that he must have been instantly killed. A telegram was immediately sent to L. B Boice, brother of the deceased, at Lapwai. The body was brought to town and placed in the house of his niece Mrs. Peter Davis, and on Saturday the funeral was from the Universalist church, Rev. Mr. McAllister officiating, and was attended by a large concourse of friends. The deceased was highly respected and a worthy man, a native of New York, aged 52 years, who had lived among our people for sometime and long enough for them to become acquainted with his many virtues.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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