Chestertown boy dies at sawmill

Francis J. Hill, 19, a Chestertown youth, was instantly killed March 25, 1960 when a log slipped from a truck he was unloading and struck him in the head at Pennock's Sawmill on the Warrensburg-Stony Creek road near the Thurman bridge. There were no witnesses to the accident.

One log on the top of the pile apparently shook loose and came crashing down on Hill's skull when the boy released the chain. He was found lying on the ground beneath the truck. The body was removed to the Orton and McCloskey funeral home in Warrensburg.

Hill, the son of William H. Hill, had five sisters and four brothers. He had resided on the Friends Lake Road.

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