News: Christie (10 Jun 1907)
Contact: Laurel Bragstad
Surnames: Armitage, Barrett, Barton, Begley, Bohnsac, Bredeson, Campbell, Chase, Dittman, Heggesta, Josse, Lukow, Morse, Nels, Robinson, Schafer, Shaw, Timerson, Tourville, Wendt, Wilson, Zickert
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark County, WI) 6/13/1907
BAD ACCIDENT AT CHRISTIE
A Score of Men Injured Raising at W. Wilson’s -- Frame Falls in Wind Storm -- Som Serious Cases -- Other News
Christie, June 10 -- A terrible accident happened at the frame barn raising at Will Wilson’s last Tuesday, there were about twenty-five men up on the building putting up rafters. Between three and four o’clock a severe gust of wind came up and carried building, men and all to the ground.
Among the injured were Sol Barrett, ribs broken; Alvert Nels, ankle broken; Louis Barton, arm broken; Harry Campbell, shoulder crushed; James Shaw, hips broken and both legs injured; Howard Begley, head and face cut; Eddie Begley, stunned and head cut; Wm. Tourville, legs jammed; Frank Zickert, head cut; Joh Dittman, stunned and bruised; Fred Wendt jumped a long distance and injured his feet and legs; Len Shaw’s back was hurt; Albert Barton had a gash cut on his head; Earl Robinson, a shaking up; Ben Timerson, a gash cut on the leg and bone bruised Jerome Shaw, one leg hurt; W.K. Armitage, a bump on top of head, gash cut in forehead and gash in cheek; Rudolph Lukow, bruised; Emil Josse, bruised has been quite bad, lying in a stupor, his brain being injured but is getting better. James Shaw is at the Conroy hospital. There is hope of his recovery.
Mr. Wilson has a bee today of about a dozen men to pick up the ruins and get them so they can get to framing the barn timbers again.
Jos. Chase has been sawing wood for Lon Brown.
The social at Julius Bohnsac’s was fairly attended. Proceeds were $2.00.
The aid society meets next with mrs. S.E. Morse on Thursday, June 20, for supper.
The colt W.K. Armitage bought recently weighed 1250 instead of 1150 as stated in these items.
Joe Chase and wife and W.J. Armitage, wife and son Lisle visited at Mat Schafer’s last Sunday.
There will be an ice cream social at S.E. Morse’s next Saturday night, June 15. Proceeds go to Rev. Robinson. Everybody invited.
Mrs. Anton Bredeson and Mrs. John Heggesta of Greenwood visited at Emil Josse’s last Thursday. They came down to see Emil Josse and Ben Timerson who were injured at the barn raising at Wilson’s.
There was a plowing and stump digging bee for Willis J. Armitage last Thursday. There were about three acres of new ground broken up and a good many stumps dug. He is putting in four acres of corn.
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