Edward Cusick Obituary


from The News-Leader, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky

Thursday, November 21, 1912

Instantly Killed

One of the most frightful accidents that have happened for a long time was one last Saturday afternoon in which Mr. Ed Cusick lost his life.  Mr. Cusick and several others were moving their clover huller with a traction engine.  In attempting to couple the engine and clover huller, Mr. Cusick got beneath the back carriage of the engine in order to couple the tong of the clover huller.  In backing the engine, the party on the engine was unaware of Mr. Cusick being beneath the machine, and in backing, the heavy rear wheels of the engine struck Mr. Cusick’s body, crushing him so severely he died within a few minutes.

Mr. Cusick was about 52 years of age and was a man highly regarded in the county.  He had for years been engaged in running a thresher machine, and was held in the highest regard by all for his fair dealing and uprightness.  He is survived by his wife and 9 children.

Funeral services were conducted at Manton Monday and burial was in St. Dominic’s Cemetery.  The large crowd which attended was testimony of the respect in which he was held.

Ed Cusick, April 20, 1860 – November 16, 1912

Josie, his wife, September 5, 1860 – October 18, 1938

Edward Cusick married Josephine Brent, April 4, 1883, in Washington County, Kentucky.  The 1880 census for Washington County lists Jane Cusick as a 60-year-old widow with a 21-year-old son, Edward W. Cusick.  Eleven houses down was William Brent, 23, with brothers Rucker and Thomas, and sister Josie, 15, living with him.  In the 1900 census Jane Cusick still lives with her son and daughter-in-law, Edward William and Josephine Brent Cusick, along with Josephine’s brother Lee, and eight children:  Charles M., James F., Thomas H., William A., Xavier R., Mary G. and Claudia.  Son Herman was born in 1902.

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