Obit: Smith, Harold (1916? - 1925)

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Surnames: SMITH

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07/30/1925

Smith, Harold (1916? - 25 JUL 1925)

Harold Smith, the nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith, who reside three miles west of the village (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.), was accidentally killed on Saturday afternoon last on the highway, nearly in front of his home, by a Buick Roadster, driven by Carl Pulkinen of Chicago. The car was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Pulkinen and another young lady and the party was on their way to Chicago. As the car approached the fatal spot about 300 feet east of the bride crossing the Northfork River, the boy, dragging a small cart, attempted to cross the road after the driver of the auto had sounded a warning. The victim was struck in the side of the body and head by the fender of the car and instantly killed. On Monday a jury consisting of H. Holzhausen, A. J. Hansman, John A. Rabska, Thomas Dygart and A. O. Rhea was empanelled by Justice of the Peace, L. J. Snyder, who upon investigating the matter thoroughly, found the cause accidental and unavoidable under the circumstances connected with the manner in which the boy was killed, thus exonerating the driver of the car from all blame. District Attorney, A. L. Devos, conducted the examination of the witnesses in behalf of the State. The funeral of the boy took place on Tuesday morning from St. Bernard's Church.



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