The following unidentified newspaper article (ca. the early 1900's) was found in a scrapbook owned by Betty Burton of Lowell:
Monday, while Chas. Wood, engineer at L. Keilman & Co.'s elevator, was working around the engine, he got his right hand in the machinery in some way and had that member badly crushed and mangled. The third finger, which was merely hanging, was taken off by Dr. Willits, who dressed the injured man's hand, and it is now thought that the little finger, which was badly mangled, can be saved. The other fingers on the hand were also injured. It seems that Charles has his share of misfortunes and he certainly has the sympathy of the community. If the little finger can be saved he will not be at such a great disadvantage as he otherwise would have been had it been taken off. We extend our sympathy.