Marion Markley Fatally Injured In Hay Baler

Marion Markley, aged 69, farm hand residing in Kerton township with his nephew, DeLoss Markley, met with a serious accident at about 11 o’clock Tuesday forenoon, which terminated in his death a few hours later at the Graham hospital, Canton, where he was taken.

He was engaged in feeding a hay baler on the Mrs. Jennie Davis farm east of Astoria. He dropped his pitch fork into the baler and in trying to get it, the feeder arm struck him and knocked him into the machine. His left foot became entangled in the mouth of the baler. His nephew saw his predicament and tried to pull him out. Being unable to do so, he held him until the engine was stopped by other workmen. A compound fracture of the left leg just below the knee, resulted.

Dr. H. T. Baxter of Astoria was called and the injured man was rushed to the Canton hospital where he died a few hours later from shock and loss of blood. Coroner T. L. Lambert selected a jury and will hold an inquest.

Mr. Markley, a bachelor, was born and reared in the community in which he lived. He is survived by two brothers, Sylvester Markley of near Bluff City and Martin Markley of Highmore, South Dakota; two half sisters, Mrs. Stuart Rose of Bluff City and Mrs. Rebecca Workman, of Astoria, also two half brothers, Daniel Dutton and Wm. Dutton, both of Woodland township.

Funeral services will be held at the Bluff City cemetery, Friday at 2:00 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Fred Thompson. Interment in Bluff City cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 3/4/1931


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