Obit: Trevalle, Della (1910? - 1929)

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Surnames: TREVALLE

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 07/18/1929

Trevalle, Della (1910? - 17 JUL 1929)

Della Trevalle, 19, was shot three times Monday afternoon by John Dansik, 21, 716 Milwaukee St. The shooting took place at the doorway of Apartment Q at 176 Fourteenth St., where Miss Trevalle answered the door in response to Dansik's ring.

Dansik fired three times at the girl from a .32-caliber revolver. Other occupants of the apartment rushed to the door and seized Dansik. They held him until police arrive.

Miss Trevalle was taken to the Emergency Hospital, where she died Wednesday evening, July 17, 1929, at 7:20.

Dansik told police that he shot the girl because she borrowed money from him and when he asked her to pay, she only laughed at him. His own mother and sister do not take his side and say that he never amounted to very much. He was employed by the John Pritzlaff Hardware Co. and Miss Trevalle worked in a drug store.

Examination at the Emergency Hospital showed that the girl had been shot twice in the right thigh and once in the left leg.

Miss Trevalle graduated from the Abbotsford, Wis. High School a year ago and comes from a good family. Her father is a Soo Line brakeman and lives at Abbotsford.

Dansik was tried in district court Wednesday afternoon, but the case was continued for a week and bail fixed at $5,000. In court, Dansik said he shot the girl to give other flappers a warning.



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