Obit: Betz, Edward (1907 - 1926)
----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 11/18/1926
Betz, Edward (27 FEB 1907 - 15 NOV 1926)
Monday morning Edward Betz was found dead in his car between Grand Av. Bridge and his home on the road running along the north side of the Black River, toward the rifle range. About 6:30 in the morning his father Wm. Betz, started from his home to come over to open his meat market, and seeing his son's car standing by the side of the road, he stopped his own car to inquire why his son was waiting there. The motor of the young man's car was running, but getting no response, the father got out, opened the curtain of the boy's car and saw that he was leaning over as if asleep, which Mr. Betz at first supposed his to be; but on attempting to wake him he discovered that he was unconscious and his limbs already stiff. There was an opening in the floor of the car over the motor and Mr. Betz noticed at once that the car seemed filled with gas, and quickly came to the conclusion that Eddie had been overcome by the fumes. He hastened to the house and phoned to Herbert Lowe to bring the pulmotor and also called Dr. Thompson, sending his car to bring the doctor as quickly as possible. The pulmotor and other means of resuscitation were used as rapidly as possible, but all proved of no avail.
No inquest was considered necessary, as the young man's death seemed to have been due to monoxide gas beyond question.
Edward Betz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Betz, was born in Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. Feb. 27, 1907. He attended the city schools and for some time had been an active helper of his father in the shop. He was a good-hearted, cheerful young man and a general favorite among the customers who he helped to serve. His untimely death is a sad blow to his parents, brothers and sister. The keenest sympathy is felt for the stricken family. The funeral will be held Thursday forenoon at the home.
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