Obit: Larson, Harry (1873? - 1923)

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Surnames: LARSON

----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 05/10/1923

Larson, Harry (1873? - 6 MAY 1923)

Harry Larson, a well-known and highly respected farmer residing about 2 ½ miles northeast of Greenwood, Clark County, Wis., died very suddenly last Sunday afternoon.

At about nine o’clock Sunday morning Albert Rossow, Otto Luder and Fred Duval, the latter two from Manville, came to the Larson home and persuaded Mr. Larson to go fishing with them. They had a number of quarts of moonshine in their car and before leaving each took several drinks. Upon reaching the river all but Larson got out to go fishing. The moonshine having made Larson sick, he stayed in the car.

At about three o’clock that afternoon Rossow, Luder and Duvall returned tot he car and found Larson lying on the ground. They picked him up and put him in the car and started for his home, but before arriving there they changed their mind and brought him to Greenwood to see a doctor. Before arriving at the Dr.’s office he had died.

The body was taken to the Bishop undertaking parlors, where on Monday an inquest was held. The inquest was adjourned to the Volk hall, where Albert Rossow presented his side of the story, the other two, Luder and Duvall not being present. The inquest was adjourned until a later date. On Tuesday a part of the dead mans body was sent to Madison for examination.

Mr. Larson was a man of about fifty years of age and was a leader in his community. He was not a drinking man, but one who was well liked by all. He leaves his wife and several children to mourn his loss.

Funeral services will be held from the home this afternoon. The bereaved wife and children have the sympathy of their many friends.

The case is drawing statewide attention and undoubtedly the party that made or furnished the moonshine will be apprehended.



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