Obit: Winscher, Fred (? - 1916)

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Surnames: WINSCHER

----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 05/18/1916

Winscher, Fred (? - 11 MAY 1916)

Fred Winscher was instantly killed by an electric shock received at the farm of P.A. Hemmy at about nine o’clock Thursday evening. Since the last storms there had been trouble with the lights at Mr. Hemmy’s and Zerbel’s farm, and Thursday evening Henry Rundle was called to the farms to see if the troubles could be located. Mr. Winscher joined him and it was while looking over a switch in Mr. Hemmy’s barn that Mr. Winscher received the shock which snuffed out his life. He was an experienced and careful workman, and how the fatal accident happened is not known.

Several were in the barn at the time Mr. Winscher met his death. Mr. Rundle caught him as he fell, and immediately carried him into the open air, but all efforts to revive him were futile. The offices of the Light & Power Co. were notified immediately of the accident, and a number of men, representing the company came at once to investigate the cause. Members of the families of Mr. Hemmy and Mr. Zerbel had received shocks during the day, but none serious. (Humbird Enterprise)



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