Petersburg Observer, February 15, 1924
W. H. Plunkett Killed.
A clipping has been received here, taken from a
Butler (Mo.) paper, telling of the tragic death
of W. H. Plunkett, a former Illinois man, who
married a Menard county girl. Mr. Plunkett was
helping to operate a sawmill Tuesday, January 29,
when the saw wedged and broke and a segment of
the blade struck him in the face, almost severing
the top portion of his head, and causing instant
Mr. Plunkett is survived by his widow, who is a
sister of Mrs. Chas. Altig of Oakford and Mrs.
Thomas Holman of Sandridge, and also by two
sisters and five children. Funeral services were
held Thursday January 31 in Butler, and the
remains were interred in the cemetery there.
Contributed by: Matthew