Obit: Marvin, Frank Leslie (1873 – 1907)

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Surnames: Marvin, Gaskill, Shaw, Bryan

----Source: Fairchild Observer (Fairchild, Wis.) 1/17/1907

Marvin, Frank Leslie (4 Jul 1873 - 11 Jan 1907)

Friday afternoon J.C. Marvin received word that his son, Frank Leslie Marvin, of St. Paul, in the employ of the Omaha and Northwestern, had met with a serious accident while coupling cars. A telegram in the evening announced the sad news of his death which occurred at 5:30. Later news developed the fact that he had been caught between the bumpers, his hips and abdomen being crushed. He was carried immediately to the hospital, and though regaining consciousness for a time, he made no statement regarding the affair. It is believed, however, that the use of a road engine instead of a switch engine was responsible for the accident. Friday was his first day on the transfer, he having been previously employed in the yard.

The deceased was born July 4, 1873, near Osseo, making him thirty-four years old at the time of his death. Most of his life had been spent in Fairchild and vicinity and there are many friends to whom his untimely end brings much sorrow. He is survived by his wife and two small children, aged 3 and 5 years, also his father, stepmother, brother Jay and four sisters, the latter being Mrs. Bertie Gaskill, of Bellingham, Wash., Mrs. Arthur Shaw and Misses Leta and Marcia Marvin of this village.

The remains were brought from St. Paul Friday evening and the funeral held on Saturday afternoon at the M.E. church, Rev. F.J. Bryan conducting the services.

 

 


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