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Schultz, Arlo & Frances died 1922


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 4/8/2014 at 18:16:08

Elgin Echo, Thursday, 16 March 1922. From the Guttenberg Press, undated.

Terrible Accident On Clayton Hill.

A terrible and sad accident occurred on last Saturday afternoon between four and five o'clock at the top of the Clayton hill road, when Frank Schultz, wife and five small children, of Clayton township, were on their way home from Clayton with their team of horses and a buggy. When at the top of the hill, near a big culvert, Mr. Schultz stopped the team and stepped out of the buggy with a shovel and was going to clean out the culvert of rubbish, leaving Mrs. Schultz and the five small children in the buggy in charge of the team, Mrs. Schultz holding the lines. Soon after Mr. Schultz had left the buggy, the terrible and sad accident occurred, when one of the horses turned its head and in some way got a strap of the bridle caught on the other horse. The horse started backing and all, Mrs. Schultz and five children, horses and buggy, went over a 20-foot embankment, before Mr. Schultz could help them, which might have prevented the accident.

We have been told that the horses fell onto Mrs. Schultz and children, when going over the embankment.

Two of the little children (girls), Arlo and Frances, aged four and three years, were instantly killed, while Mrs. Schultz and the other three children were badly injured, but we are pleased to state that they will recover, and we hope they will soon be well again. The horses were also hurt and the buggy badly damaged.

As soon as possible after the accident had occurred, Mr. Schultz called for help and plenty of people rushed to the distressed to help them. The Schultz family have the sympathy of all.

The double funeral of Arlo and Frances Schultz was held at Garnavillo Tuesday, and same was largely attended by relatives and friends from far and near.

The Clayton hill road is a bad one, a number of accidents having occurred there of late years. On last Friday afternoon two wagon loads of (words blurred) accidently went over the embankment, but luckily no one was injured.-- Guttenberg Press.

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1920 Federal Census, Clayton township, Clayton county, Iowa.

Frank Schultz, Head, Rents, Age 38, Immigrated 1885, Naturalized 1902, Born Germany, Parents born Germany. Farmer.
Alma Schultz, Wife, Age 33, Born Iowa, Parents born Iowa.
Oliver Schultz, Son, Age 11.
Marie Schultz, Dau., Age 8.
Dorothy Schultz, Dau., Age 6.
William Schultz, Son, Age 4 7/12.
Arlo Schultz, Dau., Age 1 11/12.
Arlene Schultz, Dau., Age 1 11/12.
Franzes Schultz, Dau., Age 7/12.

All children born Iowa, Father born Germany, Mother born Iowa.


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