Obit: Dallman, Gustav (1887? - 1918)

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Surnames: DALLMAN

----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 09/19/1918

Dallman, Gustav (1887? - 11 SEP 1918)

"Dead Man's Crossing," one mile south of Unity, Wis., was the scene of another accident Wednesday afternoon at about 2:45, when passenger train No. 11 struck and instantly killed Gustav Dallman, a young man 29 years of age.

Dallman had taken No. 12 to Spencer to get his Saxon car, which he had placed in a garage there to be repaired, and on his return home with the machine it is supposed tried to cross the track ahead of the afternoon passenger, but failed, with the result that he was hit squarely by the engine and hurled a distance of at least thirty feet from the road, the car being entirely demolished with the exception of the car's engine, which was thrown over fifty feet from the road.

The body was picked up by the train crew and taken to the Unity depot from where it was taken to the home. From outside appearances the young man showed no signs of being badly bruised, the only sign being a slight trickle of blood over the face directly across the nose and a small bruise or hole on the left side of the head. But upon examination of the body after being taken to the home it was discovered that nearly every bone had been broken or badly bruised.

Dallman was a young man of exceptionally good habits, well liked and respected by all, and was in the employ of Dan Jones, a carpenter contractor. About a year ago he sold a farm he had owned near Stratford and moved to Unity, where he has since made his home.

He leaves to mourn his untimely death a wife, father and mother, living 5 miles southeast of Colby, three sisters and five brothers, two of which are in the service, one in France and the other still in training.

Funeral services will be held from Unity Saturday.



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