Obit: Buss, Willie (1888 - 1898)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: BUSS

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 03/03/1898

Buss, Willie (18 NOV 1888 - 27 FEB 1898)

Willie, the 9-year-old son of Albert Buss of the town of Green Grove, was instantly killed last Sunday afternoon by a falling tree. He had been helping his father cut down a tree. When the tree commenced to fall it split and the main portion shot backward 12 or 14 feet, struck the boy on the side of the head, knocking him over a basswood windfall several feet away, where he fell limp and lifeless. The father hastened to him but the boy, with the exception of a slight gasp or two, never breathed. The body of the boy was considerable bruised, but undoubtedly, the blow on the head is what killed him. The funeral will be held today.



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