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BAGENSTOS, Frank 1872-1942

BAGENSTOS, OBRIENGWYNN, FRISBY, WADDINGTON, EDSILL

Posted By: Tammy Norton (email)
Date: 2/4/2004 at 10:47:48

From PROGRESS-REVIEW OFFICIAL CITY NEWSPAPER, La Porte City, IA, dated September 10, 1942

BAGENSTOS, HIT BY TRAIN DIES SATURDAY

Injuries in Turck-Train Crash August 24 Prove Fatal to La Porte City Man

Frank Bagenstos died Saturday noon at the Allen Memorial hospital of injuries suffeered when the truck he was driving loaded with scrap iron, was struck at the Spruce street crossing by a Rock Island passenger train, at 11 a.m. August 24th.
The truck was thrown into the air and landed on its cab with Mr. Bagenstos inside. He received severe concussions as well a left fractured leg.
Mr. Bagenstos was born September 12th, 1872 near Brooklyn, Iowa in Powesheik county, the son of William H. and Catherine Bagenstos. He had lived in the vicinity of La Porte City all of his life and he had engaged in gathering scrap iron and trucking the last few years. He was married to Julia O'Brien on March 3, 1904.
He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Neva Gwynn of Waterloo, and two sons, William and Ted of La Porte. There are eleven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Belle Frisby of La Porte and Mrs. Minnie Waddington of Cedar Rapids and one brother, Jay Bagenstos of La Porte. A daughter, Alice Edsill preceeded him in death.
The funeral was Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Ashley-Waldrell funeral home. Rev. G.L. Bergeman of the Evangelical church officiated. Mrs. Tina Balheim sang and Mrs. Paul Davidson accompanied her.
The pall-bearers were Elmer Higgle, Clifford Williams, Guy Eastman, Harold Turner, Herman Brochman and George Strohm.
Out of town relatives and friends attending were Mr. and Mrs. Earl White, Mr. and Mrs. Robert White, Mr. and Mrs. Dick White, and Mrs. Minnie Waddington and daughter of Cedar Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gwynn, Mrs. Vivian Edsill, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Billings of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. John Threklson of Cedar Falls, Mrs. Mae Tarvin of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Clifford Gwyn, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Gwynn, and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Edsill of Waterloo.


 

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