Kjosa, Thove 1874-1921
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 5/7/2013 at 01:21:34
Thov Kjosa Killed
This Thursday, just before the noon hour, a fatal accident occurred at the Thov Kjosa farm some six miles east of here, through which Mr. Kjosa was killed instantly. Some time ago the barn on the place was burned and a new one was in course of erection. The foundation wall was up and at the time of the accident Mr. Kjosa and other workmen were putting a concrete floor in the basement. Mr. Kjosa was working at the mixer on top of the eight foot wall and had just been to the house to answer a telephone call which told him his carload of lumber for the new barn had arrived in Elgin. He returned to his work and it is thought that his shovel was caught in the mixer and he was thrown headfirst to the basement floor, a distance of eight feet, alighting in such a manner that his neck was broken. Dr. Jardee of Clermont was called and found the injury such as to have caused almost instant death.
This is a sad case, as the life of a hard-working healthy man was thus flicked out in the twinkling of an eye. The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
~Elgin Echo, October 27, 1921
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On Thursday, October 27, 1921, Thove Kjosa, residing about six miles east of Elgin, met with a sad and sudden death by falling backward from a barn wall which was under construction, thereby sustaining a fracture and dislocation of the neck, causing instant death.
The subject of this sketch was born in Wagner township, Clayton county, April 20, 1874, and was married to Miss Julia Houg September 20th, 1902.
In 1895 he bought the K.K. Houg homestead in Marion township, where he has since lived.
He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife and six children, also his aged parents, residing in Wagner township, and two brothers. The neighborhood and entire community were deeply shocked at this sad accident and have showered their sympathy in deeds and words.
The funeral was held on Sunday, October 30th, and was largely attended in spite of the bad weather and roads. Interment was made at the Gunder cemetery, Rev. Arveson officiating.
Card of Thanks
For all the manifestations of sympathy and respect so generously showered on us in our late bereavement we wish to express our heartfelt thanks. Hoping you may all in return be blessed. Sincerely, Mrs. Thove Kjosa and Children.
Today, a large number of neighbors and friends are at the Thove Kjosa farm contributing a day's work on the barn where Mr. Kjosa was working last week, when the fatal accident occurred. This act of kindness shows the right spirit and will be greatly appreciated by the Kjosa family.
~Elgin Echo, Thursday, November 3, 1921
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