Arthur (1916 - 1932)
----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 01/07/1932
Koski, Arthur (30 APR 1916 - 1 JAN 1932)
Arthur Koski, the fifteen year old son of Mrs. Alex Koski, residing four miles southeast of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) lost his life Friday afternoon when he was accidentally shot by the discharge of his own gun.
Young Koski with his borhter, Arvo, and Arvid Lindgren, left the Koski home shortly after one o’clock and began hunting in the wood for rabbits south of their home and when their dog was running a rabbit, Arthur climbed upon a stump, where he could see to shoot, and in so doing he accidentally discharged his own gun, the shot entering his body just above and to the right of his heart. His brother Arvo, who was hunting not more than two hundred feet away heard his cry, stating he had shot himself and he immediately ran to his assistance as did Arvid Lindgren, who was only about fifty feet away from the injured lad. He was unable to say how the accident happened, only that he had slipped. The lad remained conscious about five minutes and as he was being taken to his home he passed away.
Besides his widowed mother, he leaves to mourn, two brothers, Alex of Detroit, Mich., and Arvo, who is at home, and one sister, Julia Koski of Chicago.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Finnish Lutheran Church, and burial took place in Riverside Cemetery.
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