Bio: Skruvani, Deza (11 Feb. 1916)
Contact: Marsha Hosfeld
----Source: DORCHESTER HERALD (Dorchester, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Feb. 1916
YOUNG MAN HIT BY TRAIN
DEZA SKRUVANI SERIOUSLY INJURED TUESDAY AT MILWAUKEE IS STILL UNCONSCIOUS
Deza Skruvani, son of Louis Skruvani, of this city, was injured by a train Tuesday night at Fifteenth St. and St. Paul avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is reported he was seriously injured about the head and chest and that he is still in an unconscious condition.
A barbers license was found on his person soon after he was taken to the Milwaukee hospital but it was not known if he had relatives here or not and his parents were not informed and knew nothing of the accident until it came out in the daily papers.
Mr. Skruvani, as soon as he learned of his son’s misfortune, left for Milwaukee, which was not until Thursday noon. Before leaving he telephoned the hospital and was informed that his son had as yet not gained consciousness and that it was very doubtful if he would live.
Up to the time of going to press we have been unable to learn but a few particulars other than those mentioned, but will give a more accurate account of it in our next issue.
A telegram received by Mrs. Skruvani at 12:27 this noon from her husband states "I have seen Deza. Condition not good."
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----Source: Dorchester Herald (25 Feb. 1916)
Latest reports from Deza Skruvani state he is slowly improving. Another operation was performed upon his head last Friday and shortly afterward he opened his eyes for the first time since the accident and showed signs of recognizing his father. He is still in a semi-conscious condition and is as yet unable to speak.
His appetite is good and seems at any time able to eat.
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**Note: The column was cut in half on the copy I have; so only able transcribe a portion of this article.
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