Obit: Rhea, Clinton (1892 - 1906)
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06/07/1906
Rhea, Clinton (11 JUL 1892 - 2 JUN 1906)
An accident resulting in the death of Clinton, son of A. O. Rhea, occurred during the noon hour on Saturday last. The tragedy was enacted but a few steps south of the Rhea home, where Clinton Rhea and Ignatz Prybylski, son of Val Prybylski of the town of Withee, Clark County, Wis., aged about fifteen years, were engaged in shooting at a mark with a 22-caliber rifle. The weapon belonged to young Prybylski and the boys had been forbidden time and again to use it on the premises, but the vigilance of the family was evaded somehow on this occasion, and, probably in a friendly scuffle for possession of the gun the same was discharged, the bullet entering the abdomen of Clinton, resulting in excessive hemorrhage and death in less than two minutes after the discharge of the gun. Clinton Leonidas Rhea was born on July 11, 1892, at West Salem, Wis., and was the only son of A. O. and Celia Rhea, and came to this village with his parents in 1893. He was a good boy, energetic in his studies at school, helpful about his home, where his interests in work pertaining to the farm were centered, and the pride of his parents. The funeral occurred from the home on Monday at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. A. B. Soule of Marshfield, officiating.
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