Obit: Christianson, Vernon (1907 - 1910)

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Surnames: CHRISTIANSON SCOVEL CHRISTENSEN

----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 05/12/1910

Christianson, Vernon (6 SEP 1907 - 6 MAY 1910)

Last Friday evening the home of Albert Christianson, west of town (Greenwood, Clark County, Wis.), was suddenly overcast with gloom and grief over the drowning of their little son, Vernon Christianson.

At about six o’clock in the evening the little fellow was playing in the yard with his little five-year-old sister, and approached the stock water tank, situated between the house and the barn, lost his balance and fell into the tank, which contained about eighteen inches of water. The little girl, who was in another part of the yard and had her back turned for a moment, suddenly missed her brother and went to the water trough or tank where she had sen him, and to her horror saw him lying under the water in the bottom of the tank.

She ran screaming to her mother, who ran calling for help to the barn for Mr. Christianson, who was milking the cows, and who made all possible haste to rescue the little one from the awful predicament, but it was too late; life had left the little body and gone to that great and mysterious beyond, the happy, little childish laugh and shout will be heard no more, and it is sad to think that the prattle of the bright little fellow, heard only a moment before, was, in a second’s time, stilled forever.

Vernon Christianson was two year, seven months and twenty days old and was the grandson of John Scovel, who did Monday and was buried Saturday.

Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church at 2 o’clock Tuesday, Rev. W.T. Hendren officiating. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery.


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