Frank C. Fox

Lewiston Teller
Lewiston, Idaho, September 22, 1887

Killed By His Horse. - On Friday morning last Chas. Wood and Frank McGrane left Grangeville for Slate creek to attend a dance, and when they reached a point about a mile and a half this side of Slate creek, were joined by one Frank C. Fox, who was working on the road. Fox caught up his horse saddled him and rode on with them, and when on their journey but a short ways Fox challenged the party for a race, but the boys refused to run, with the excuse that their horses were tired; he would not take no for an answer, and kept insisting on racing, when finally McGrane said, "I will give you a little chase just for fun." They whipped up their horses and ran about a hundred yards when they came to a little gulch; McGrane checked up his horse but Fox continued running at full speed. When his horse reached bottom of the gulch he stumbled throwing Fox in front of the animal, striking his head on a huge rock; the horse got partly up and fell again, rolling over Fox crushing him to the earth almost to a jelly. This happened at about noon on Friday and the unfortunate man died at 12 o'clock that night without speaking a word. Fox came to this country a few years ago and _______? Uncle Johnny Wood's place on Slate creek and a few hundred head of cattle and has since been engaged in stock raising. He was a man about thirty years of age and leaves a wife and two children in Watertown, Jefferson county, New York, his former home. The sad intelligence of his untimely death was telegraphed from this city on Monday evening to his wife in New York state. He was buried at Grangeville on Saturday, the Rev. Mr. Hall officiating.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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