Carrie Hill Hoganson 1848-1910
HOGANSON, HILL, ROMSA
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/9/2014 at 00:53:07
Mrs. Hogan Hoganson Accidentally Killed Last Thursday
Suffocated in a Straw Stack
The community was grieved to learn last Thursday [March 24, 1910] that Mrs. Hogan Hoganson was accidentally killed at her residence northwest of Estherville. A straw stack fell on her and she was suffocated before relief could reach her. The accident happened about 6 o’clock in the evening.
Mr. Hoganson was getting some straw from the stack, and Mrs. Hoganson had just prepared supper. She went out to call her husband to supper, and seeing he had a little more straw to take from the stack for the bedding of the horses, she started to help. It seems the cattle had eaten into the stack considerable and the top was covered with snow and ice. As she was rather under the stack getting out some straw the top accidentally gave way and fell on her, crushing her to the ground. She called for help and her husband, who was the only person around, ran to her assistance. He tried to remove the big cake of ice and snow but it was impossible. Then he got an axe and after considerable cutting of the ice to reach his wife. But when he found her the old gentleman was grief stricken to learn that she was dead. He secured assistance but all to no avail. Her death was due to suffocation.
The funeral was held from the home Monday at 11 o’clock, Rev. J.J. Akre officiating. Burial was made in the Norwegian cemetery near this city.
Mrs. Hogan Hoganson [Carrie Hill] was born in Norway March 5, 1848. She came to Moris, Illinois, when a young lady. There she married Hogan Hoganson. Three children born to this union still survive, Henry and Mrs. Romsa living near their parents, and a daughter living in Illinois. The family came to Iowa seven years ago and settled on their farm northwest of town.
The sympathy of all goes out to the husband and children in sorrow. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, March 2, 1910)
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