Obit: Buss, Elizabeth (1890 - 1906)

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Surnames: BUSS

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/11/1906

Buss, Elizabeth (22 JUN 1890 - 6 OCT 1906)

Last Saturday afternoon a sad accident occurred at Green Grove, Clark Co., Wis. which shocked the entire community, when Elizabeth, the sixteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Buss was shot by her younger brother Freddy. Freddy, with a 44-caliber rifle was returning from hunting and carrying the gun across his arm with the muzzle pointing toward the house and just as he was passing the north kitchen window the gun in some way was accidentally discharged, the shot passing through the window, striking Elizabeth who sat there sewing. The bullet entered the breast at the base of the heart, which caused immediate death. The news which came by phone was a terrible shock to Mr. and Mrs. Buss, who at the time were in this city doing their weekly trading. Dr. Jensen was summoned and arrived there a half an hour after the accident happened but death had already claimed its victim.

An inquest was held by Justice Henry Meyers, the verdict of the jury being accidental death.

Elizabeth Buss was born at Green Grove, June 22nd, 1890, where she has resided since that time. She was very well and favorably known in the community where the family resides and her face will be missed by those who have been her associates.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Lutheran Church in Green Grove, and the remains were buried in Green Grove Cemetery, Rev. Witschanke officiating.

No one except those who have passed through a sorrow like this can realize how deep it may be. To have one in the fullness of youth torn from them seems too terrible to imagine.

The Phonograph, with the neighbors and friends, extend to Mr. and Mrs. Buss and family their heartfelt sympathy, and of the family more especially, to Freddy who was unfortunate enough to cause his sister’s demise. While the careless use of firearms is to be deplored, he should not be censured too severely for the pain of this accident will be punishment enough.



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