O'CONNOR, John 1888-1930
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/24/2015 at 13:02:15
Former Grundy Man Killed In Auto Wreck in Minnesota
John O'Connor Victim Of Car Accident Near Tracy, Minn., Saturday
Remains Were Sent Here For Burial
Will O'Connor Family Were Early Residents of Southern Grundy
The remains of John O'Connor, who was killed in an automobile accident near Tracy, Minn., last Saturday were sent to Grundy Center for burial. The body reached here Monday night and was taken to the undertaking establishment of L. D. Coffman. Service conducted by Rev. Father Boyle were held at the Catholic church in Grundy Center Tuesday morning. Burial was in the family lot in the Catholic cemetery.
No one knows the cause of the accident which resulted in the death of Mr. O'Connor. His car was found wrecked alongside of the road about four miles from Tracy. It is believed a rut in the road caused the car to swerve and the driver to lose control. An examination of Mr. O'Connor's body did not show any injuries which should have proved fatal. The belief is that the man was killed from the shock or that he died from heart failure. There was another man, a neighbor, with him at the time. This man was quite seriously injured and has not regained consciousness since the accident.
The dead man was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William O'Connor, who were early residents of Grundy county. The family lived for several years some five miles south of Grundy Center. They left here about 25 years ago and moved to a farm near Tracy, Minn., which has been their home since that time. The father died about twenty years ago. His remains were sent to Grundy Center for their final resting place. Since that time the late deceased son and his mother have been living alone. There were no other children. John was about 43 years old and he had not been married.
A cousin, Mrs. Georgeson, accompanied the remains to Grundy Center. The mother's advanced age and the shock which she suffered as a result of the accident made it inadvisable for her to attend the funeral.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 March 1930, pg 1
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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