Obit: Russell, Walter (1921 - 1936)
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Surnames: Russell, Fahlgren, Stringham, Schiling

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Sat., 14 Nov. 1936

Russell, Walter (16 Feb. 1931 - 5 Nov. 1936)

Walter Russell, son of Willis Russell, who lives on the Pomroy farm in the town of Alma, was instantly killed about ten o’clock last Thursday forenoon, in an accident at his home. The lad, who was 15 years old, was helping his father get up the winter’s supply of wood. They had a load of poles at the house after a trip to the woods. The father and son were unloading onto a pile, when the boy stumbled and fell. An extra large pole which they were handling at the time feel (fell) and crushed his skull against the pile on the ground. Death resulted almost instantly.

Walter was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Russell. He was born in Alma Center, Feb. 16, 1921 and his death occurred Nov. 5, 1936, at the age of 15 years, 8 months and 11 days. The funeral services were held at the home and at the M. E. Church in Alma Center Sunday afternoon, Rev. F. A. Fahlgren preaching the burial sermon. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery at Alma Center.

Besides a large number of young friends mourning the untimely death of this fine young man, are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Russell, three sisters, Mrs. Stringham of Muncie, Ind.; and Charlotte and Violet at home, a grandfather, F. E. Schiling of Alma Center, and a grandmother, Mrs. Russell, of Merrillan.

 

 


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