Albert E. Johnson, 47, farmer and well digger, died attempting to save Frederick A. Herbaldsheimer, 28, laborer, from suffocation, Powell, Wyoming, February 14, 1910. Regardless of warnings, Johnson insisted and had himself lowered on a rope to the bottom of a 50-foot well to rescue Herbaldsheimer, who had been overcome by gas. In less than a minute, Johnson was heard to groan, and those at the top became excited and made no attempt to hoist him. After about 15 minutes, the rope was drawn up with Herbaldsheimer tied to it. He was dead. Johnson was brought up later. He recovered consciousness during the day but died that evening.5718-540
Albert E. Johnson was born in Galena, Ill., March 2, 1862, and died at Powell, Wyoming, February 14, 1910. Funeral services were held at the Union Presbyterian church on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 17, Rev. Clark of Garland occupying the pulpit, following which the remains were held at rest in the cemetery east of town. Deceased is survived by an aged father, two brothers, one sister, a wife, and seven children.