Ste. Genevieve Herald
Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
Saturday, 16 Aug 1884
KIEFER — On Sunday, August 10, of cholera morbus, Theresa KIEFER, daughter of Philip KIEFER, at the age of 42 years.
A FATAL ACCIDENT
Mr. Jesse MCFARLAND, of New Tennessee, was watering his horses in the yard one day last week, the animals having their harnesses on at the time. One of the horses standing back, seemingly reluctant to come up to the trough, Mr. MCFARLAND kicked it. The animal freed itself with a sudden leap and dashed off at a fearful rate, while its unhappy master, whose foot had caught in the lines, was dragged over the yard and around the barn several times, before the frightened horse could be stopped. When the man was picked up, it was found that the right foot was broken and the head and side covered with wounds. Dr. HORN of Coffman was called in and he amputated the foot, but seeing that the man had received fatal internal injuries, summoned another physician from Farmington for consultation. Twenty-three hours after the accident, the sufferer died.
Mr. MCFARLAND was married and was about 40 years of age. A numerous funeral train accompanied the remains to their last resting place.
HON. EDMOND MENARD
Of Kaskaskia died at his residence, Wednesday evening, August 6th, of pneumonia, at the age of 71 years and 6 months. Mr. MENARD was a son of the late Pierre MENARD, the first lieutenent governor of Ill., and a near relative of Mrs. MENARD of this place and of the CHOUTEAUS of St. Louis, with whom he was intimately connected in business affairs and social relations.
Hon. Edmond MENARD was the last remaining member of the old family, and in his death is severed the connecting link between the long past and the present, in the history and development of of the Mississippi valley, from a wildreness inhabited by the savages and the wild beasts of the forests to the present colossal grandeur in the pathway of civilization, the arts and sciences. He was one of those noble pioneers who did more for the government and the people, practically, than ages accomplished. He was the father of the poor, ever administering to their needs unsolicited, and for years to come his memory will remain green in their hearts. His life was blameless, and in his death has been removed from among the people of Randolph county, one of their noblest and truest citizens.