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Christensen, Henry (Died 1916)

CHRISTENSEN

Posted By: Plymouth County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/16/2003 at 11:06:07

LeMars Sentinel, Friday, June 9, 1916

Killed by the Cars
Young Man Tempted to Board Moving Train
Back Broken When He Fell
Henry Christensen, Twenty-Six Years Old, Meets a Sad
Fate at Hinton - Was Employed With Hauff Bros., of Hinton and Craig

Henry Christensen, 26 years old, of Hinton, attempting to board a moving freight train on the Great Northern railroad at Hinton on Wednesday morning and fell under the cars. His back was broken when he struck the station platform. He was conveyed to a hospital in Sioux City, where he died a few hours later. Witnesses of the accident said Christensen had a ticket and tried to board the train when it failed to stop.

The body was taken to the Westcott undertaking rooms in Sioux City and held there pending funeral arrangements. It was announced that the death was accidental and no inquest would be held.

Mr. Christensen was employed by Hauff Bros. Implement dealers at Merrill, Craig and Struble. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Christensen, a brother, Anton, and three sisters, Martha, Dorothy and Esther Christensen.
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The funeral of Henry Christensen, who was killed on Wednesday while attempting to board a freight train, was held in Hinton on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment was at the Melbourne Cemetery.

It was one of the largest funerals ever held in Hinton. A large number of sorrowing friends of the vicinity attended the funeral.

Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Tuesday, June 13, 1916
Le Mars, Iowa


 

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