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George E. Markley 1885-1913


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/31/2010 at 13:59:26

Geo. Markley Dead
Son of M. M. Markley Meets Death at Superior, Wisconsin
No Particulars Obtainable
Message Received Yesterday by Frank Wing to Notify Relatives – Burial Will Be Made Here

Frank Wing received a message dated at Superior, Wis., yesterday asking him to notify M. M. Markley of the death of his son George. The message contained no particulars whatever. Earl Markley left at once for Superior, and this morning wired that the remains would be brought to Estherville for burial, and that the body would arrive on the M. & St. L. train tomorrow, and would be taken direct to the cemetery where the funeral services would be held. There were no further particulars as to the cause of Mr. Markley’s death.

Mr. Markley wrote his wife some ten days ago from California that he expected to be home in the near future, and that is the last word heard from him until the message. Mr. Markley leaves wife and one child to mourn his untimely death. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 30, 1913)

George Markley Killed
Word was received here Tuesday stating that George Markley was killed at Superior, Wisconsin. His brother, Earl, left immediately for that place and to bring the remains home. On Wednesday morning he sent a message home that the body was mangled almost beyond recognition.

The remains will reach Estherville Thursday afternoon over the M. & S. L. road and laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery.

At the present writing the cause of his death is unknown. It is believed, however, that he was run over by the cars.

He leaves a wife, daughter, father, one sister and two brothers to mourn his death. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 30, 1913)

Killed in Wisconsin
Geo. E. Markley met death in a mysterious manner near Superior, Wis., Monday night of last week. Word was received here Tuesday morning of the death, and a brother, Earl, left immediately for the remains, arriving in this city on the M. & St. L. Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at the West Side cemetery upon the arrival of the funeral party by Rev. J. D. Vannnoy, pastor of the Baptist church.

Up to the time of going to press no particulars have been learned as to the probable cause of the accident – if accident it was – as the body was found on the track about ten miles from Superior, terribly mangled.

Deceased leaves a wife, daughter, father, one sister and two brothers to mourn his tragic and untimely death. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, August 5, 1913)

How George Markley Met Death
When we went to press last week it was impossible to learn how George Markley met his death. We have since learned from his brother, Earl, who brought the remains back the following:

George Markley, who was employed in the cement works at Superior, Wisconsin decided to return to Minneapolis where he had been railroading. He boarded a freight train ten miles south of Superior, Wisconsin, August [July] 27, at 1 o’clock, about the middle of the train and it was thought that he started to walk back to the caboose and fell through between the cars. His body and arms were cut off at the waist line and were found at the side of the track. The rest of the body was terribly mangled. The body was not discovered until Sunday night and not identified until Tuesday morning, by Albert Fritz, of Estherville who was working at Superior with George. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, August 6, 1913)

George Markley, formerly of West Bend, was killed a few days ago at Superior, Wisconsin. He is a son-in-law of A. W. Greene. His remains were brought to Estherville for interment. (Emmetsburg Democrat, Emmetsburg, IA, August 13, 1913)


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