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Fix, Fritz “Fred” 1878 – 1897

FIX

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:00:54

Source: Decorah Republican Dec. 16, 1897 P 8 C 2

A Sad Accident.
Charles City Intelligencer:—Last Saturday afternoon about five, Fred Fix, of Niles, took down his gun and started out rabbit hunting. He went into a calf shed and there sheltered from the wind sat watching for the rabbits as they run by in the moonlight. He did not return to supper and his parents became worried and comme{n}ced searching for him. All night intervened and as he did not return they came to the conclusion that he has gone to the neighbors to stay all night. When he did not return in the morning they again began searching and were horrified to find him setting in a corner of the shed with the gun between his knees and a great hole in his head. In some unexplained way the gun was discharged and the whole charge entered near the ear and tore a great hole in the back of his skull. Death must have been instantaneous. Deceased was about 21 years of age and of a very sunny disposition. He worked in the Milwaukee depot here learning telegraphy, after which he returned to his home on the farm where he has been ever since. He was the president of the Y. P. S. C. E., of the Niles church, and an earnest, active christian in all his ways. His parents have the sympathy of a large number of friends.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows his name as Fritz and that he was born Dec. 30, 1878 and died Dec. 4, 1897. He is buried in the Beckwith Cemetery.


 

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