Name: Dustin Robert Garrison
From: The Dixon Evening Telegraph, Dixon,
Date: Thursday, September 25, 1952
Ashton -- A verdict of death by strangulation was returned at an inquest last night into the fatal accident of a packing company worker yesterday near Steward.
Dustin Robert Garrison, 42, a Ashton resident for the past two years, was killed when he was dragged into a pea-vining machine after his clothes had been caught by a chain on the machine. The accident occurred about noon Wednesday at a farm east of Seward.
The inquest was conducted by Coroner Robert Preston, Dixon, in the Cluts Funeral Home.
Mr. Garrison had been an employee of California Packing Corporation, Rochelle, for the past eight years. Before coming to Ashton, he was a DeKalb resident.
Born Oct 3, 1909, at Roland, Okla., he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Garrison.
He is survived by his widow, Naomi; four children, Sammie, Joseph, Jackie and Marie, all at home; his parents of Van Buren, Ark.; two brothers, Bradford of Rockford and Jesse of Van Buren; three sisters, Mrs. Gary Sabin and Mrs. Inez Lewis, both of Van Buren, and Mrs. Marie Knight, of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Cluts funeral home. The Rev. Merle Hall will officiate. The body will be taken to Princeton, Ind. after services here where rites will also be held.
Friends may call at the funeral home tonight.