Tom worked a grain farm in the Irene/Utica area. While he was still quite young, he got his hand caught in a corn harvesting machine - similar to the one shown below - which did quite a bit of damage. He had to have surgery to repair his injuries and his bones were wired together. He was unable to use his hand properly afterward. Tom was never in the military, and I wonder if his hand injury prevented his enlistment. His WWI Draft Registration makes no mention of an injury, so it's likely the injury occurred after 1919 (the date on the registration).
|812 Douglas Avenue|
Tom survived a heart attack in October 1960. Unfortunately, three years later he suffered another heart attack and passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital at 3:50 p.m. on 14 March 1963. He was 66 years old. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton.
|Corn Harvester c. 1920|
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