Obit: Ebben, Harvey (1901 - 1947)
Surnames: Ebben, Parker
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 07/24/1947
Ebben, Harvey (1901 - 19 JUL 1947)
Harvey Ebben, 46, machinist for the Blue Moon Foods, Inc., at Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), and a brother to Mrs. Harold Parker of this city, was killed instantly Saturday night at about ten o’clock, when a panel truck in which he was a passenger, left the road about one and one-half miles east of the Boyd corner on Highway 29, and crashed. A skull fracture was the cause of death.
Donald Boardman, 30, who was driver of the car, suffered shock, a cut hand and other bruises. Dr. A. W. Overgaard of Stanley was called to the scene of the accident and Boardman was dismissed after receiving treatment at the Stanley Hospital. He later returned to the hospital.
The men were returning from a business trip to Minneapolis, where they had secured machinery parts for the Thorp cheese plant.
Roy Stordahl, Chippewa Co. traffic officer, investigated and reported that the truck, traveling east, had crossed the road and rolled over into a telephone pole, snapping the pole off about six feet up from the ground. The stub of the pole crushed the right side of the truck cab, crushing Ebben’s head and chest, Stordahl reported.
Dr. J. A. Kelly, coroner, termed the death accidental.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning for the deceased at St. Bernard’s Church, Thorp. He is survived by his wife and six children, two boys now serving in the army.
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