On his last fateful day, they were moving items from the wagon. Uncle Will had left a box of silverware on the wagon seat. When Harry stepped up on the back of the wagon to get more stuff, the silver chest fell off the seat to the floor boards. The noise startled the two horses. They took off, throwing Harry off the wagon and into a telephone pole. His wife, Rebecca, saw it all as she was standing on the front porch of their new house. She was about two to three months pregnant then with Harry, Jr.