Obit: Craig, George L. (1855 - 1929)

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----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07/25/1929

Craig, George L. (1855 - 22 JUL 1929)

George L. Craig and his brother Norman Craig, the latter driving his Star car, met with a deplorable accident on a road crossing the Soo Line track five miles east of this village (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.), about 12:10 p.m. on Sunday last. In trying to cross the track their car stalled. Norman got out of the car, when the Mountaineer limited train came along and struck the car, which was badly wrecked. George Craig was badly injured about the head and his right leg severed below the knee. He was placed aboard the train and taken to the hospital at Marshfield where he died as a result of his injuries on Monday. The body was brought here on Monday afternoon by undertaker John G. Bogumill and prepared for burial. Deceased was seventy-four yearsof age and had been a resident here for more than forty years. He leaves to mourn one daughter, Mrs. James Norton of this village and three brothers, Norman of this village, Fred of Stevens Point, Al of Cornell, and two sisters, Mrs. M. L. Treedy? Of Eau Claire and Mrs. George Alger of Thorp.

The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon from the home of his sister, Mrs. George Alger, Rev. Bish of Stanley officiating, interment following the services in the Thorp Village Cemetery.



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