Obit: Rose, Harold E. (Accident -1944)

Contact: Jane Braun

----Source: Millie Lee Collection

Rose, Harold E. ( - June 21, 1944)

Harold E. Rose, 51, village treasurer, was killed at 1:45 a.m. today on highway 10, at Lynn, 3 miles east of here, when the car from which he had alighted was sideswiped by a car driven by Lucien Moh, about 35, also of Granton.

Coroner H. L. Brown of Neillsville was called and an inquest was scheduled for 1 o’clock this afternoon.

Rose, an employee at the Bluett Hardware Store here, and an older companion, Charles Hammond, had left the Albert Ledebuhr tavern at Lynn in the car driven by Rose and had backed onto the highway when apparently something went wrong with the mechanism and Rose stepped out to investigate.

He stood in front of the car as Moh approached form the east and hit the left-hand side of the Rose automobile. The impact pushed the latter vehicle about 60 feet with Rose under it. The body was lying on the pavement southeastward from where the car stopped. It was decided that death was instantaneous; a skull fracture and a broken leg were among the injuries inflicted.

Moh, who was alone, blamed the accident on foggy weather and the fact that no taillight was visible on the Rose car. Marks showed that the Moh car skidded about 51 feet before the impact, and that it went into the ditch on the left side of the road and into a field. Damages were of minor nature.



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