Obit: Schroeder, Mrs. Fred (1860? - 1910)

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----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/13/1910

Schroeder, Mrs. Fred (1860? - 5 OCT 1910)

Wednesday morning, Oct. 5, 1910, shortly after eight o'clock, Mrs. Fred Schroeder, living one mile southeast of Curtiss, Clark County, Wis., was instantly killed by passenger train No. 6. She was driving a one-horse light wagon at the time and was returning from the Curtiss Creamery, where she had been to deliver milk. The Ladysmith train was standing on the side track at Curtiss and this apparently attracted her attention and she did not see the passenger train approaching from the west. The engine struck just between the horse and wagon, and the whole outfit was thrown between 60 and 70 feet. Mrs. Schroeder's remains were found on the north side and the horse on the south side of the track. Mrs. Schroeder was instantly killed, her skull being crushed. The horse was also killed and the wagon demolished.

Mrs. Schroeder was about 50 years old and was the mother of five children. Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder were among the pioneers of this section. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all. (Abbotsford Clarion)



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