Obit: Perka, Anton (? –1906)

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Surnames: PERKA

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/20/1906

Perka, Anton (? - 18 SEP 1906)

An unfortunate passed away at the city jail on Tuesday afternoon. He was first seen on the depot platform Saturday afternoon, having been ejected from train No. 2. Some passers by saw him sitting on a truck, and as he seemed to be in pain they took him to Riplinger’s saloon, where they gave him something to eat and drink. He left there during the afternoon and was seen on the streets during the evening at different times, apparently well, so no one paid any particular attention to him. Sunday morning he was discovered lying on an old couch on the east side of the depot and seemed to be suffering great pain, and from all appearances he had lain there the greater part of the night in the rain. The city authorities removed him to the city jail where they, with the aid of Dr. A.B. Jenson, administered to his wants as best they could. The fellow could not be induced to talk so it was impossible to learn whether he had any relatives or friends or how he felt at any stage of his illness.

An examination of his person showed that he had 35 cents in change, a pass from Chicago to Owen, and his naturalization papers. The latter issued in Pueblo Co., Colorado, and gave his name as Anton Perka. He was of Austrian birth and about 35 years old.

No response to telegrams sent, having been received up to this morning, the remains were buried in Colby Cemetery.



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