Harold Rose 1905-1914
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/3/2010 at 21:54:38
Tragedy on Streets
Harold Rose Run Down and Almost Instantly Killed
Struck by Bancroft Car
Young Lad and Several Companions Were Playing in Street When the Accident Occurred
Last Thursday afternoon at 1:45 o’clock a distressing accident occurred on East Howard street, in front of the Colt blacksmith shop, which saddened more than one home and ushered a young soul into life eternal. Harold Rose, the nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nate Rose, in company with several other young companions, was playing on the premises adjacent to the above mentioned locality, and started to cross the street at the point where the accident happened. An auto was coming from the east and the boys scampered out of its path, but they undoubtedly had not reckoned with the possibility of danger from another source, and in the twinkling of an eye little Harold was struck by a car approaching from the west.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Young and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Swinburn, of Bancroft, were driving along Howard street at a speed of between three and five miles an hour, and it was their car that caused the death. However, they were in no wise to blame, as several witnesses informed the writer that the car was barely creeping along, and the driver brought it to a stop within ten feet of the spot where the boy lay. The victim was carried to the Musson Café and Dr. Wilson summoned, but his efforts to prolong life were unavailing and the lad passed away in about thirty minutes after the accident without having regained consciousness. His head was crushed about the temple.
This is one of the saddest deaths we have been called upon to chronicle for some time. Harold was a manly little fellow, and not the kind of a boy that preferred the street to his home. It just happened that he was down town at this time and was invited by some playmates to partake of a watermelon they had just purchased and were on their way to the Cement Tile Company’s yard to cut it when the accident occurred.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. C. Hurd, and the remains interred in Oak Hill cemetery. The beautiful floral offering from Harold’s little playmates attested to the popularity of this young boy with his many little companions and friends. The sympathy of this community is extended the bereaved parents, brothers and sisters of the deceased.
Those present at the funeral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rose, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Oskerson and children, Granada, Minnesota; Mrs. Martha Betz, St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Oskerson, and Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Oskerson, Granada; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Woothoudt, and Mrs. F. D. Grant, of Gukeen; Mr. and Mr. E. N. Siminson and family, of Emmetsburg. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, Estherville, IA, August 19, 1914)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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