Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
July 26, 1918 - Friday,
ALICE (Jones) PENTLAND
Tragic Death Due Accident - Mrs. George Pentland Victim of Accident On The Farm Near Prophetstown - Passed Away Last night - Caught On Sickle Of Binder Yesterday Afternoon When Working In Field.
Mrs. George Pentland, who lives eight miles south of Prophetstown, was the victim of a fatal accident yesterday. Mrs. Pentland had been assisting in the outdoor work at the farm and was driving a binder at the time of the accident, which was at 4 o'clock. The team of horses was frightened and Mrs. Pentland jumped from the seat. When she jumped the lines caught on the seat causing the horses to whirl around in a half circle. Mrs. Pentland was caught on the sickle of the machine and sustained ugly cuts which proved fatal.
Doctors were called and everything possible done to help her, but she passed away last evening at 7:15. She leaves her bereaved husband and infant child and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, who reside in Michigan. Mrs. Pentland had lived near Prophetstown and has many warm friends in that vicinity, who will be deeply grieved to hear of the disaster.
(Buried: Leon Cemetery)