Galena Daily Gazette
12 February 1917

Galena Young Man is Killed by Fall

Harry Malone is Victim of Distressing Accident at New Diggings' Mine To-Day

Was Working on Building

Death Comes About One Hour After Accident Occurred—Body is Brought to Home in Galena

Friends of the Malone family in Galena were horribly shocked when they learned of the accident that occurred at noon today at the Skinner Roaster at New Diggings, Wis., in which Harry Malone, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Malone of this city was killed.

The young man was working with a crew of carpenters on a building and was standing on a ladder about 48 feet above the earth. In some manner the young carpenter lost his footing and fell to the ground. First aid was given and a physician summoned who make an examination, finding that he had received a bad fracture of the vertebrae at the base of the neck. Despite the efforts of the physician the victim died in about an hour after the accident.

Mr. Malone was about 32 years old and resided with his parents on Seminary Hill.

The body was brought to his home in Galena, but arrangements for the funeral have not been made, but will be announced later.

Funeral Services Thursday

Galena Daily Gazette
13 February 1917

Interment of Harry Malone to be Made in Greenwood

The funeral of Harry Malone, whose sad death as the result of a fall from a building at New Diggings, Wis., was chronicled in these columns last evening, will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the family home on Seminary Hill. Rev. LeRoy W. Warren, pastor of the first Presbyterian church will officiate at the services.


Harry Malone was 32 years old and was born at Hazel Green, Wis. He came to this city when three years old and attended the Galena schools. He leaves to mourn his untimely death his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Malone, three brothers, Joseph, John and James, and one sister, Mrs. Margie Eldbridge, all at home and one nephew, Edward Charles Eldbridge. the decedent was a carpenter by trade and his tragic death was learned with sorrow by friends in the city.

Note: Harry's father was named as James in first article and Edward in second article.

Submitted by Tim Doser.