Bock, Carl 1887-1924
Posted By: Linda Mohning (email)
Date: 9/5/2011 at 22:26:16
DIES AS RESULT OF BLOOD POISON. SCRATH ABOVE EYE CUSES DEATH OF CARL BOCK FELL AGAINST RADIATOR. Two weeks ago, Carl Bock, living 11 miles south of Remsen, was cranking his car. He slipped and fell against the radiator, receiving a small scratch above the eye. He though nothing of it until several days later. Blood poisoning had set in and he was taken to the Sacred Heart hospital, where he died Thursday.
Mr. Bock was born in Remsen on January 1, 1887, and has lived in Plymouth county all his life. He was a farmer south of Remsen. The body was shipped to Remsen for burial. Le Mars Globe Post, March 24, 1924, page 1.
INJURY TO HEAD PROVES FATAL. YOUNG FARMER SUCCUMBS TO BLOOD POISONING FOLLOWING SLIGHT ACCIDENT. Carl Bock, of Henry township, aged 37, died at a local hospital in this city Thursday night. Death was due to blood poisoning caused by an accident which befell Mr. Bock, the week previous to his death. Mr. Bock sustained a cut on his head when he fell against the radiator of his car in attempting to crank the machine. As he was manipulating the crank, his foot slipped, and he was thrown forward, his head striking the machine with considerable force. A severe wound was inflicted in the region of the eye. The wound soon developed blood poisoning and he was brought to a hospital in Le Mars. His condition was serious from the first, but his condition showed signs of mending for a time and hopes were entertained for his ultimate recovery. A relapse ensued and the result was fatal.
Carl Bock was born in Plymouth county January 1, 1887, and lived here all his life. He was a hardworking and industrious citizen and well liked in the community. His death is mourned by his wife and son and a large number of relatives and friends. The body was shipped from here to Remsen where the funeral was held. Le mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, March 25, 1924
Remsen people and vicinity were sorely grieved Friday morning when the announcement was circulated of the death of Carl Bock, who died in a Le Mars hospital, of blood poisoning. About a week ago Mr. Bock was taken to the hospital, suffering from a severe case of blood poisoning, sustained a few days previous while cranking a car. He received the cut over his eye when he fell against the radiator of the machine. His condition while at the hospital grew steadily worse, and physicians could not check the poison, when erysipelas set in and pneumonia later. Those who mourn his sudden death are his wife and two small children, also his aged parents who reside at Gladbrook, Ia., and one brother, Emil. The deceased was 40 years of age. The funeral was held Saturday, from the St. Pauls church, under the auspices of the Pieper post, American legion, of which Mr. Bock was a member. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. H. Juergons. Le Mars Globe Post, Thursday, March 27, 1924, page 3.
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