Obit: Johnson, Franklin (1914-1922)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames Johnson, Boutwell, Longenecker, Chase
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 07/27/1922
Johnson, Franklin (*7 Jan. 1914 - 22 July 1922)*Birth date done on date calculator.
Last Thursday evening about 8:30 o’clock, Franklin Johnson, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Johnson, met with an accident which resulted later in his death. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson live in the Rossman house, just south of which a foundation is being built for a house by Mrs. H. M. Root. The forms for a concrete basement were built an the little boy was walking around on the board forms with a boy playmate. His foot slipped off the edge of the board of which the forms were built and he fell forward, striking with his stomach on the top of the scantling post which projected a few inches about the walls of the form. He was able to walk to his home and medical assistance was called at once. The next day his parents took him to Marshfield Hospital. Rupture of the intestines had taken place, peritonitis had set in and a large accumulation of pus had gathered, making the operation very difficult, and hopes of success but slight. The little patient stood the operation well, but passed away the next day, Saturday, July 22, about 6 o’clock in the morning.
The little boy was 8 years, 6 months and 15 days old. He came here with his parents about four years ago from Pine River, Waushara County. They lived on Pleasant Ridge till last March when they moved to the city. Franklin was a bright; sturdy boy, active and strong, and did good work in school. He was much liked by everyone who knew him and his early death is a sad blow to his sorrowing parents. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Congregational Church, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating.
Those from away came to attend the funeral were Mrs. Flora Boutwell of Waupaca, James Johnson and son, Nels, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Chase and Walter Johnson, all of Pine River; Homer Chase and children of Saxeville, and Mrs. Ed. Johnson of Hawkins.
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