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FERGUSON, Harley & VOELZKE, Martin died 1942


Posted By: Jym Montgomery
Date: 9/4/2012 at 20:39:47

That Milton Voelzke, 26, came to his death as a result of an automobile accident was the decision reached by a Clayton county coroner's jury at a hearing held in the City hall Monday morning, for the purpose of investigating the highway crash which took two lives and seriously injured other young persons early Saturday morning.

The other victim was Harley Ferguson, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ferguson. He suffered a skull fracture and had two bones in the left arm above the wrist fractured. He died from the injuries Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Postville Hospital.

Ruth Ferguson, 20, and Isabella Ferguson, 16, sisters of Harley are in the Postville hospital. Ruth suffered a fractured vertebra and other body bruises. Isabella received a cut over the right brow, a brain concussion, and small lacerations below the knee. Lyle Voelzke, 19, received bruises and abrasions about the face. George Hertrampf, 35, is suffering from body bruises and shock and is confined at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ray Peters. Outside of minor scratches, Edith Ferguson, 15, escaped injury. The accident occurred about 1:30 o'clock Saturday morning. The automobile driven by Hertrampf left the highway, a mile east of Luana, and crashed into an electric line pole. The group was returning from a dance held at Luana.

Members of the coroner's jury were John Dettman, John Reidel and Emil Auerlich. The inquest was conducted by D.E. Lowe, coroner, assisted by H.K. Roggensack, county attorney.

Funeral services for Milton Voelzke were held Monday afternoon and for Harley Ferguson, Tuesday afternoon.

~newspaper clipping, 1942

Harley Ferguson (bottom photo) is buried in the Monona City cemetery. His dates are 12/04/1923 - 08/29/1942. His parents were Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ferguson, who are also buried there.

Martin Voelzke (top photo) is most likely buried in St. Paul Lutheran cemetery, Monona. His parents Frank & Amelia (Jarms) Voelzke are buried there.


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