Carmichaels Area Man Dies Under Highlift
A Carmichaels area man was killed instantly Wednesday afternoon when the highlift he was operating in Whiteley Township upset on him.
According to County Coroner Frank Behm, the victim, J. Harry Wood, 51, of Carmichaels, R. D.1, died of a crushed skull about 2:30 p.m. while operating the machine on a hill. He was working for the George Morris Company as a heavy equipment operator when he was killed.
Mr. Wood was born January 8, 1919, in Center Township, on Hargus Creek, a son of the late Arch and Lucy Rush Wood. Except for 10 years in Washington County and several years in the Graysville area, he had lived all his life in the Carmichaels area.
Mr. Wood was a farmer in addition to being a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of BPOE 757, and L. O. O. M. 461, both at Waynesburg.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred Phillips Wood, whom he married May 1, 1936,; on daughter, Mrs. kenneth (Jenet) Pryor, of West Alexander; two sons, Dale, of Washington; and Airman Roger Gail Wood, with the U. S. Air Force at Chanute Air Force Base, Ill.; five grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Everett (Sarah) Staggers, of Rogersville; and Mrs. Elvin (Georgia) Wise, of McClellandtown; and one brother, Charles Russell Wood, of Fredericktown.
Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)
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