|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1862|
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 1937|
HENRY FRITZ OF BLAKESBURG DIES
Native Resident and Retired Business Man Succumbs at His Home.
Blakesburg-- Henry Fritz, 74 died at his home in Blakesburg Saturday at 8:30 p.m. after being in failing health for some time and bedfast the last few days.
He was a retired business man, having been in business in a general store here for many years. he was born in Blakesburg and had lived here all his life.
He is survived by his wife, Millie; two daughters, Mrs. R. R. Pearson of Muscatine and Mrs. Grover Ross of Des Moines; a son Earl, at home; a brother, Frank of Blakesburg; a sister, Mrs. William Shea of Blakesburg; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He had been a member of the I. O. O. F. and M.W.A lodges at Blakesburg for several years.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. today at the Baptist church in Blakesburg, in charge of the Rev. Floyd Edwards, assisted by the Rev. Orville Dillon. Burial will be in the Blakesburg cemetery.
Prominent Blakesburg Residents Sustain Cuts and Bruises When Train Hits Auto Near Cedar.
Struck by a Northwestern switch engine near Iowa Junction, four miles southwest of Cedar, as they were crossing the tracks in an automobile about 10:30 last night, Henry Fritz and family of Blakesburg were seriously injured in the crash that followed. Their escape from death is nothing short of miraculous as the automobile was strewn along the track, a pile of debris. Mrs. Henry Fritz was perhaps the most badly injured of the company, receiving a broken shoulder and several bad cuts in the face. For a time she lay unconscious and it was thought that she had been killed. Her son Earl Fritz, sustained the fracture of his collar bone and his left arm. Mr. and Mrs. William Wright Barnes, parents of Mrs. Fritz were also painfully injured, the former suffering a terrible blow upon his hip that paralyzed the member. Mrs. Barnes was badly cut about the head, shoulders and arm. Mr. Fritz is badly bruised. The party was returning from the State Fair and took the wrong road at Cedar. The switch engine was backing down the hill from pushing a train up and Mr. Fritz states it had no tail light and did not whistle or ring the bell. Coming from behind a cornfield at this crossing the engine was not visible and the occupants of the auto did not know of its presence until they were struck. It hurled them all into a muddled mass in the ditch eight feet below. Dr. D. C. Brockman was hurried to the scene in the automobile of F. H. Reno and attended the injured. They were taken to their home in Blakesburg this morning where they are now doing nicely. It is thought that their injuries will not prove to be more serious.
Benedict Fritz (1826 - 1891)
Anna Miller Fritz (1831 - 1884)
Millie Barnes Fritz (1870 - 1956)
Infant Fritz (1886 - 1886)*
Ona Mae Fritz Pearson (1895 - 1986)*
Infant Fritz (1900 - 1900)*
Earl Wright Fritz (1903 - 1954)*
Louisa Christina Fritz Abernathy (1858 - 1932)*
William Fritz (1860 - 1929)*
Matilda Fritz (1861 - 1864)*
Henry F. Fritz (1862 - 1937)
Matilda Fritz Hardy (1864 - 1918)*
George W Fritz (1866 - 1898)*
Frank Fritz (1868 - 1944)*
Gertrude C. Fritz Shea (1871 - 1942)*
Created by: Christine Masterson
Record added: Jun 12, 2011
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