Nebraska Obituaries - Red Cloud Chief - Aug 16, 1907

Brakeman Killed.

Ruchville, Neb., Aug. 13 - Caught between two freight cars while making a coupling, Lewis Butler a Northwestern brakeman, was literally crushed into a ppulp.

Drowned In Water Tank.

Harrisburg, Neb., Aug. 13. - Charles F. Schindler, a prominent ranchman of Banner county, was found drowned in his watering tank.   It is supposed he had an attack epilepsy, to which he was subject.


Charles Sherman of Humboldt Caught in Belting and Crushed to Death.

Humboldt, Ia., Aug. 14. - While working near a threshing machine near this place, Charles Sherman, a farmer, was caught in the belting and carried round and round on the machine before it could be stopped.   His lifeless body was beaten almost beyond recognition by the revolutions of the wheels.

Source = Red Cloud Chief; Aug 16, 1907, Page 2 Columns 2 and 4


Train Inspector Found Dead.

Killed at a Crossing.

Lushton, Neb., Aug. 12. While crossing the Kansas City and Omaha railroad tracks, a wagon driven by Lynn Billington and Eli Oryall was struck by a train.   Billington was killed and Oryall injured.

Train Inspector Found Dead.

Peru, Ind., Aug. 14. - Simon Ward, airbrake inspector for the Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville railroad, was found dead under a train.   Whether the death was by accident or suicide is a mystery.

Source = Red Cloud Chief; Aug 16, 1907, Page 7 Columns 3 and 4




SMITH CENTER (From the Messenger.)

J. Emory Sappenfield died at his home in this city last Friday morning.

J. G. H. Armitstead of Gaylord, an old settler in this county, died last Saturday.

LEBANON (From the Argus.)

Charles M. Andrus died at his home two miles northwest of town last Sunday

Frank Fanning, a brakeman on the local freight, was killed in the Lebanon yards Monday.

BLADEN (From the Enterprise.)

The sad intelligence was received of the death of the mother of Carl Harriet, which occurred at Nelson, last Sunday morning.

Riverton (From the Review.)

Randsome Church died Monday afternoon after being confined to his bed for some time with Bright's disease.   Randsome was born in Rlverton and when a small child he was awarded the prize for being the handsomest baby in the neighborhood.   Later the measles settled in his eyes leaving him in a helpless conditiou.

Source = Red Cloud Chief; Aug 16, 1907, Page 8 Columns 1 and 2