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Lawrence Emery Sargent 1890-1946


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/18/2013 at 00:11:37

Lawrence Sargent, 55, of Estherville, died of a broken neck Tuesday [August 6, 1946], when he fell out of a tree at Spirit Lake. He was working with Bert Schultz, also of Estherville, trimmer of trees, when he fell. (Ruthven Free Press, Ruthven, IA, August 7, 1946)

Fall From Tree Fatal for L.E. Sargent Tues.
Wallingford Tree Trimmer Working at Stiers on Spirit Lake
Lawrence E. Sargent, 56, of Wallingford fell from a tree he was trimming at Stier’s East Side Boat Livery Tuesday morning and died instantly of a broken neck.

Mr. Sargent had just begun his day’s work. He had climbed beyond the length of his ladder and had sawed about half way through a large limb when his saw fell to the ground and then he fell on his head.

His helper, B.W. Schultz called Mr. Stiers for help and Dr. Phil Scott was sent for but nothing could be done to revive him.

The county coroner, Dr. Rector, was called and he made his report of the accidental death to the proper authorities.

Mr. Sargent was well-known throughout Dickinson and Emmet county as a tree trimmer and he had contracted for enough work up and down the beach on the east side of big Spirit Lake to make it worth his time to bring his equipment here.

He is survived by a son, Levon Sargent and a daughter, Mrs. August Anderson. (Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake, IA, August 8, 1946)

Man Killed in Fall From Tree Near Spirit Lake
Wallingford Man in Tragic Accident Tuesday Morning
Lawrence E. Sargent, 55, of Wallingford, formerly of Estherville, was killed near the Stiers boat livery on the east shore of Spirit Lake shortly after 8:00 o’clock Tuesday morning. He was working with B.W. Schultz of Estherville, trimming trees, when he fell out of a tree on which he was working.

Sargent had been working with a ladder and when he needed to go higher into the tree than his ladder would permit him to reach, he climbed further up. It was a while he was working there that he fell.

Sargent was born in Strawberry Point and had lived around the Estherville vicinity for some time. He is survived by a son, Levon Sargent, who had been in the maritime service, two daughters, Mrs. August Anderson of Huntington and Mrs. Glenn Bjorkmann of Sioux City, and two brothers. (Milford Mail, Milford, IA, August 8, 1946)


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