Obit: Arndt, Fernie (1898? - 1907)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 03/21/1907

Arndt, Fernie (1898? - 16 MAR 1907)

Fernie Arndt, eight-year-old son of Fred Arndt of Maplehurst, who it will be remembered by many in this village (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.), was a resident here a little over a year ago, and Ernest Anderson, eleven years old, were instantly killed last Saturday evening between four and five o'clock at the Maplehurst Saw Mill.

They were gathering spruce gum from the logs at the bottom of the roll way when it broke from above and participated ten or twelve logs down upon them and crushed them to death. Their bodies were not found until on-half hour after the accident. Two of the employees of the mill, wishing to see what damage had been done to the roll way, found their dead bodies among the logs. The bodies were immediately taken to the office and an inquest held, after which they were taken to their homes.

The remains were brought to this village on Tuesday evening and the funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery back of the church.

It is hard to bear the loss of a loved one when they linger with sickness for a number of days or weeks, but to have his corpse brought to the door when he left that same afternoon in perfect health makes it a double burden to the bereaved family.

When death strikes down the innocent and young, for every fragile form from which hel lets the parting spirit free, a hundred virtues rise.

The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.



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