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ACKERMAN, George 1906-1928

ACKERMAN, ROSS, MEYER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/5/2013 at 08:48:48

George Ackerman Hit by Interurban

Word was received here Sunday morning about 10 o'clock by the W. H. Meyer family that George Ackerman, who was working for a man named Webb, not far from Des Moines, had been injured in an auto accident.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Riekena and Evert J. Ross left at once for the place.

They arrived there too late to see the young man alive. He had been removed to Mercy hospital at Des Moines and died an hour or so before their arrival.

The circumstances of the accident are apparently these: The young man had left the Webb place to drive to a grocery store and filling station not far away - about a mile and a half - the road crosses the interurban track about a mile from where he was working. The crossing is not particularly dangerous, yet it appears the young man's Ford touring was struck squarely by the interurban car. The Ford was carried and thrown clear of the right-of-way.

The accident occurred as near as can be found out about 9:15 Sunday morning. The injured young man was hurried to the Mercy hospital at Des Moines, where he died in a few hours.

It is stated on the death certificate that his neck was broken, but the physician stated to his relatives from here that internal hemorrhage was the cause of his death. Only a slight bruise, on his face marked his body.

The body of young Ackerman was brought to Iowa Falls, where John Flessner with the Engelkes hearse met the train and brought it to Wellsburg.

The funeral was held at the Reformed church in Wellsburg, with Rev. Siemsen in charge, assisted by Rev. H. C. Bode, of the First Christian church west of Wellsburg, who spoke in the English language.

Rev. Siemsen's text was taken from John 10-12, "The Good Shepard."

Rev. Bode's text was from Ps. 55 "Gast they burden upon the Lord and He shall sustain thee. He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."

Interment was made in the J. Ross cemetery. The deceased was a grandson of Mr. Jibbe Ross, being the son of Mr. Ross's daughter, and both parents were dead.

The pall bearers were six young men of this section being George W. Harms, Lubbert Meyer, Wiert Williams, Martin Ross, Jr., Evert Ross, Jr. and Harry Williams.

George Ackerman was a young man of good character and had many friends hereabouts, among those who knew him. He was at one time in the employ of W. H. Meyer, south of town, and went to Des Moines to work in a factory, but trouble with his eyes kept him from that work. He was esteemed for his industry and good habits by all who knew him. His death in his young manhood is a loss to the community.

Obituary
George Ackerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ackerman, was born August 2, 1906 at Parker, South Dakota. He died August 12, 1928, at the age of 22 years and 10 days. Those who preceded him in death are his mother, Dena Ross Ackerman, in April 1914; his father Fred Ackerman April 1920.

He leaves to mourn his death two sisters, Mrs. Wm Deters and Florence Irene, and two half brothers, Lawrence and Lewis. His step-parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Meyer, his aged grandfather, Mr. Jibbe Ross, 3 uncles and 6 aunts besides a host of cousins and friends.

George was born in Parker, South Dakota. At the age of 4 years he moved with his parents to Nihill, Montana, where he lived till the time of his mother's death. For two years he made his home with his grandparents in Renville, Minnesota. Then he moved back to Montana with his father and stepmother where he lived until the time of his father's death. In 1920 he came to Wellsburg with his stepmother. Sunday morning his untimely death was brought about by being struck by an interurban train.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown

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Hit By Automobile - George Ackerman, Wellsburg, Killed at Des Moines

George Ackerman, who lived near Wellsburg, died as a result of injuries sustained when he was struck by an automobile near Des Moines. He had been taken to Mercy hospital in that city, but died within an hour after the accident.

It is stated on the death certificate that his neck was broken, but the physician stated to relatives that internal hemorrhage was the cause of death. Only a slight bruise, on his face marked his body.

George Ackerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ackerman, was born August 2, 1906 at Parker, South Dakota. He died August 12, 1928, at the age of 22 years and 10 days. Those who preceded him in death are his mother, Dena Ross Ackerman, in April 1914; his father Fred Ackerman April 1920.

He leaves to mourn his death two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Deters and Florence Irene, and two half brothers, Lawrence and Lewis. His stepparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Meyer, his aged grandfather, Mr. Jibbe Ross, 3 uncles and 6 aunts besides a host of cousins and friends.

Rev. Bode of the church west of Wellsburg, conducted the funeral services and interment was made in the cemetery there.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown

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George Akkerman Wellsburg Boy Killed Sunday

Auto He Was Driving Struck By An Interurban Train Near Des Moines

Died Few Hours Later In Des Moines Hospital

Had Worked on Farm Since Last Spring and Had Been to Town on Errand

George Akkerman, a well known Wellsburg young man, aged 22 years, was fatally injured Sunday morning last when an interurban train struck the auto in which he was riding at a crossing near the city of Des Moines.

The young man went to Des Moines last spring for the purpose of enlisting in the navy, and at that time was accompanied by Lawrence Prim. The latter young man was accepted, but George was rejected on account of his eyesight.

Not being able to get into the navy, George secured work on a farm near Des Moines and has been working there since. On the fatal morning he had gone to the city on an errand and was expected to return to the farm where he was working soon. The accident happened about nine o'clock in the morning as he was returning to his home and he passed away in a Des Moines hospital about 12:30 the same day.

The car he was driving was a Ford touring car which was reduced to a scrap heap. The crossing where the accident happened was a clear one, the track being visible in both directions for a long distance.

He passed away before any of his relatives reached his bedside.

George leaves besides his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Meyer, of Wellsburg, two sisters, Florence at home, and Mrs. Will Deters of Steamboat Rock, and two half-brothers, Lawrence and Louis Meyer.

The body was brought to his former home near Wellsburg where funeral services were held at one o'clock on Wednesday afternoon and later from the German Reformed church at Wellsburg, Rev. Siemsen officiating.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 August 1928, pg 1


 

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