BOYSEN, George W. 1881-1927
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Date: 4/14/2015 at 15:48:54
Geo. Boysen, Dike Banker, Killed Tuesday Forenoon
Attempts To Stop Runaway Team And Falls Under Wagon With Fatal Result
Lives But Few Minutes
Was Cashier of the Dike Savings Bank and One of Dike's Substantial Citizens
Geo. W. Boysen, cashier of the Dike Savings Bank, was almost instantly killed about 11 o'clock Tuesday forenoon of this week at the farm of Earl Dietrick, three and a half miles northeast of the town of Dike.
Mr. Boysen had gone to the country with an insurance adjuster to adjust some losses on hail insurance which he had written. Stopping at the Dietrick farm where a number of nearby farmers had assembled to help thresh that day, the adjuster went into the field to see one of the farmers and Mr. Boysen sat down in the shade and was talking to friends. Near them was a span of mules hitched to a wagon about two-thirds loaded with oats bundles.
When the adjuster got thru with his business in the field he drove up behind the mules in his car and stopped. This frightened the team and they started to run. One of the men grabbed the lines while Mr. Boysen got in front of them to stop them. They had the mules practically stopped, but when Mr. Boysen went to take hold of them they started again and backed him into a shock of oats and he fell, both wheels of the wagon passing over his body, one wheel across his chest and the other his stomach.
Mr. Boysen got onto his feet after the wheels had passed over him, but fell almost immediately to the ground. He was picked up and carried hurriedly to the farmhouse, but died before or soon after reaching the house.
Mr. Boysen was born in Fairfield township about forty-four years ago and has always lived in the vicinity of Dike. He became associated with the Dike Savings Bank about fourteen years ago, and eleven years ago was elected cashier of the bank, which position he was holding at the time of his death.
He leaves besides the wife and one son, Glenn, and one daughter, Alpha, of his immediate family, a number of relatives and a wide circle of friends.
This sudden and tragic death of one of Grundy county's most substantial citizens has cast a great sadness not only among the family and relatives, but in a wide circle of friends who had known George Boysen as a prince of good fellows, an honest, upright citizen who was held in the highest esteem by everyone who knew him.
The funeral services will be held from the home in Dike at 2 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon and from the Fredsville church at 3 o'clock. Interment will be in the Fredsville cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 July 1927, pg 1
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