Gerd A. Harrings (1850-1922)
Posted By: ANNE COLVIN-DUDEK (email)
Date: 4/22/2008 at 11:44:29
Gerd Abe Harrings
(July 13, 1850-October 13, 1922)
Nonpareill Oct 18, 1922
Gerd Harrings,819 east Broadway, who was struck and injured by an automobile driven by Raymond Lidgett, 117 Glen avenue,at State St. and Broadway last friday evening, Oct 13 died in Mercy Hospital Wednesday morning.
The man was struck by the automobile and hurled against a telegraph pole, fracturing his skull and inflicting severe internal injuries. The accident occurred on the fourth anniversary of the death of Harrings' son William, who died of influenza on the battle fields of France, October 13,1918.
Police were looking for Lidgett Wednesday soon after the death.
According to witnesses who saw the accident, Harrings was walking across the street and hesitated a moment when he saw the Lidget car coming, then rushed forward again, believing he would make the curb. He stepped full in front of the moving automobile and was hurled several yards before he struck a telegraph post.
He is survived by two sons, John and Emil, both of this city, and four daughters, Mrs d.h. Habrock, Emerson, Neb., Mrs ed Dolkens, Long Beach, Calf., Mrs Fred Kessler, Homer Neb., and Miss Minnie Harrings of this city.
The body will remain at Corrigan& Beem's undertaking parlors until Friday when it will be removed to the family home for a private funeral at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Garner township cemetery.
[wife, Christina Harrings 1853-1930]
Pottawattamie Obituaries maintained by Karon S Velau.
WebBBS 4.33 Genealogy Modification Package by WebJourneymen