|Birth: ||Jun. 30, 1910|
|Death: ||Jul. 31, 1927|
Two Killed in Accident At Becker Ranch:
A double tragedy occurred at the Henry Becker Jr., home about twenty miles northwest of Ritzville last Saturday when Henry Arnst, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Arnst of this city, was instantly killed and Harry Becker, 17, year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Becker, received injuries from which he died at the hospital in Spokane Sunday.
Just how the accident occurred will probably never be known. The motor had just been installed on the combine and they were trying it out. Mr. Becker, his son, Harry, Henry Arnst, and another son of Mr. Becker, were at the machine ready to start harvesting. Mr. Becker was behind the machine and the motor had been started. He heard his son say that the machine was running too fast and in a minute heard a scream. He ran around the machine and found Henry Arnst lying on the ground about ten or twelve feet from the machine and his son Harry on the ground in front of the machine. He ran to Arnst, who was unconscious, but even then did not realize the seriousness of the accident. He called Mrs. Becker and upon investigation they found that Henry was dead. They went to their son, Harry, and assisted him to the house and as soon as possible he was rushed to the hospital in Spokane, where he passed away Sunday, without regaining consciousness.
Funeral service for Harry Becker were held at the Emanuel Lutheran church, northwest of this city Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. Brockman. The attendance was so large that many were unable to gain admittance to the church. Floral tributes filled the rostrum of the church. The remains were brought to Ritzville for interment in the city cemetery.
(*Note: The personal life of Henry Arnst are on his grave site)
The Journal Times August 4, 1927 Courtsey of Sue Gardner & gapwork90
Henry Becker (1881 - 1930)
Katherine Melcher Becker (1883 - 1959)
Clara Becker Lesser (1905 - 1995)*
Harry Becker (1910 - 1927)
Ritzville Memorial Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 07, 2009
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