RISER, Thomas 1907-1927
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/14/2015 at 10:57:03
Son of Grundy Parents Meets Death in Texas
Thomas Riser Was Thrown From Horse And Suffered Fractured Skull
Remains Will Come Here
Riser Family Recently Moved to Grundy Center From New Hartford
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Riser, of this city, received the sad news Monday that their son, Thomas Basil Riser, aged 20, had that morning been killed at Houston, Texas.
The telegram was sent to New Hartford where the family had been living until about two weeks ago when they moved to Grundy Center, Mr. Riser being employed as a carpenter working for Willard Brockway.
The first message the family received was sent by the undertaker at Houston and it was delivered here Monday morning. A second message reached here yesterday from the sheriff at Houston and it gave a a fuller account of the young man's death. He had hired a horse to take a ride. He was thrown from the horse and suffered a fractured skull. He was taken to a hospital and died there shortly after.
The family here immediately sent instructions to have the remains sent to Grundy Center. They are expected to arrive here tonight. If they do, funeral services will be held at the home in Grundy Center on Friday. Burial will be in the cemetery at Grundy Center.
The young man left home last September. Since that time he has been in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. For the past few months he had been working in a bicycle shop in Houston. He expected to join his family here some time during the summer.
The surviving family consists of the father and mother and six children. They are living in the Wegstein residence property in the northwest part of town.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 June 1927, pg 1
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