Man, Pierced By Pitchfork, Dies In Madera

Jump From Barn Door Proves Fatal To M.H. Tyrrell

MADERA, Feb. 23.—Morton H. Tyrrell, 45, well-known Madera county rancher, severely injured Monday evening when he struck on a pitchfork handle on springing down for a barn door, died at 9:30 o’clock this morning at a Madera hospital. The abdominal cavity was penetrated and an intestine perforated by the handle of the fork in the accident. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Tyrrell have not yet been completed.

Mr. Tyrrell, born in Ferndale, Humboldt county, California, had lived in Madera county for the past 17 years. Most of this time he spent in ranching. The accident occurred on the old Secara ranch, near Borden.

Surviving relatives are the widow Mrs. Lulu Tyrrell; one son, Frank Tyrrell, and one daughter, Margery Tyrrell, all of Madera; four brothers, Frank D. Tyrrell, of Los Angeles; Herbert Tyrrell, of Canada; Robert Tyrrell, of Modesto, and Elton Tyrrell, of San Francisco, and four sisters, Mrs. Edith Woodward, of Oregon; Mrs. Eva Hanen of Fortuna, Humboldt county, and Misses Elzaida and Bertha Tyrrell of Los Angeles.

Source: Fresno Morning Republican, February 26, 1926.

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