Obit: Burkey, Anthony M. (1895? – 1957)


Contact: Stan

Surnames: Burkey, Cincera, Vlasek

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 26 Sept. 1957

Burkey, Anthony M. (1895? – 22 Sept. 1957)


Despite the heroic efforts of a sister and two neighbors, Anthony M. Burkey of Mosinee, Route 3, age 62, was gored to death by an enraged bull on his farm Sunday afternoon about 4:30 o’clock.

Burkey, who was unmarried, and Frank Cincera, age 47, a neighbor, were working on a silo when Burkey left, saying he would return in a few minutes. When he didn’t come back, Cincera went in search of him. He saw the bull charging into a rock pile in a field and guessed what happened.

Cincera told Burkey’s sister, Miss Ann Burkey, of his fears and went to get help at the nearby Frank Vlasek farm. Vlasek returned with Cincera.

They found that Miss Burkey had gone to her brother’s aid. She had been charged by the bull and ran to the top of the stone pile while the bull tried to reach her.

Vlasek went into the field. The bull chased him. He fled through a fence.

Vlasek, who is 51, shouted at the bull and drew it to the fence. When the bull put its head through the fence, Vlasek grabbed the ring in the animal’s nose.



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