01 October 2015

On This Day: Eden man smothered to death

An Eden township man died On This Day in 1880 after being smothered in a lime kiln. George Swisher, age 18, was the son of Patrick Swisher. The Swishers were working on the farm of Israel Montgomery when the young man fell into a lime kiln and was smothered.


Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 1 October 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.