|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1883|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1915|
Fred died from being electricuted. He was single. He was 31 years, 9 months and 3 days at the time of death. He was buried 18 June 1915. He died in Bingham Twp.
Clinton Republican June 17, 1915 Page 1
F. WRIGHT KILLED
bY lIVE wIRE - pASTURING cATTLE nEAR bEADLE'S cROSSING ON m.u.t.
phone poles blown down
Wires Coming in Contact with Trolly Wire - Henry O' Dell Also Has Narrow Escapr
Fred Wright was instantly killed Wednesday afternoon about 3 o'clock by an electric current, while pasturing some cattle along the road near Beadle's crossing, on the electric line.
The accident was caused by two Union Telephone poles being blown down, the wires coming in contact with the trolley wire and a cable of the Farmers' line and a wire fence.
Mr. Wright was standing in the middle of the wagon road and it is thought that the wires must have struck him in falling. When assistance came he was laying across the web of live wires.
Sheriff Cramer and Dr. H. D. Squair drove out to the scene of the accident, but there was nothing that could be done for the unfornate man.
Henry O'Dell, a brother-in-law of Mr. Wright, also received a bad shock, when he took hold of a chain, which was around a cow's neck, and stepped on one of the wires. Mr. Lewis, who lives on the corner saw the danger and grabbed Mr. O'Dell by the coat and pulled him away.
The farm fence was so heavily charged with electricity that the posts near by were set on fire.
State of Michigan Death Certificate:
Registered No. 12
Death Date: 16 June 1915
Death Place: Bingham Twp., Clinton County, Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Date of Birth: 13 Sept. 1883
Place of Birth: Iowa
Age at Death: 31 years, 9 months, 3 days
Name of Father: Terry Wright
Father Birth Place: Iowa
Name of Mother: Nettie Hill
Mother Birth Place: Unknown
Informant: Isabel O'Dell, St, Johns, Michigan
Cause of Death: Electricuted
Date of Burial: 18 June 1915
Place of Burial: Eureka Cemetery
Terry George Wright (1854 - 1913)
Nettie Hill Wright (1848 - 1903)
Vina Wright Chubb-Schnetiger (1880 - 1911)*
Fred Wright (1883 - 1915)
Isabell Wright O'Dell (1885 - 1926)*
Note: Son of Terry George and Nettie (Hill) Wright.
Eureka Township Cemetery
Created by: Laura Pinks
Record added: May 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37108142