Obit: Wolfrum, Virginia (1923 - 1931)
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----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 11/05/1931

Wolfrum, Virginia (1923 - 4 NOV 1931)

Another life was claimed in an automobile accident on Highway 29, late Wednesday afternoon, when Virginia Wolfrum, the eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wolfrum was struck by a passing automobile in front of the residence of C.L. Johnson, at the east side of the city (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.).

The child had been playing with children in that neighborhood, and when in the act of crossing the street, a large sedan driven by William Rittenhouse of Withee approached from the east. At that moment one of her playmates called to her, and she stopped in front of the oncoming car. Mr. Rittenhouse, seeing the danger of hitting the child, applied his brakes and the car headed for the side of the raod, running into the ditch. The child being struck and knocked to the pavement, and when picked up by Mr. Rittenhouse was unconscious.

The accident is one of several that has occurred on the highway in the past few months, and each time has brought sorrow to the loved one. Mr. Rittenhouse who is suffering from the shock is now confined to his home, while he did all that was possible to avoid the accident.

Funeral services will be held for the child Saturday afternoon from the Congregational Church, Rev. W.P. Powell officiating, and burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Wolfrum have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their daughter.

(Follow on in 11/12/1931 Owen Enterprise)

Little Virginia June Wolfram’s death came as a shock to her family and friends.

Virginia June Wolfram was born at Owen, February 4, 1923 and died Nov. 4, 1931 at the age of 8 years and 9 months, at the Legault Hospital.

She was a pupil of the third grade in the Owen public schools and was a very bright pupil for her age. She attended Sunday School at the Congregational Church.

Funeral services took place Saturday afternoon at the Congregational Church, and interment took place at the Riverside Cemetery.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Wolfram, one brother, Rodger, 12 years old, and one sister, Gloria, 4 years, and a host of friends and relatives.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Wolfram and son Raymond of Whitewater; Mr. and Mrs. O. Wolfram and daughter, Loretta; Mrs. R. G. Wolfram, Sr.; Mrs. Charles Knabe, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hotz, Mr. and Mrs. William Biersdorf of Sheboygan; Mrs. I.A. Myhre; Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Myhre and family of Amery; Mr. and Mrs. I.C. Myhre and children of Stanley; Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Jones and daughter Betty of Cameron.

Virginia will be sadly missed by her family and host of friends and playmates as she was a very bright and lovable child.



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