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Joseph W. Stroud
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1887
Mercer County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1936
Allen County
Ohio, USA

Joseph Stroud Plunges Fifty Feet To Death

Joseph Stroud, 48, of 334 Harrison-av, a steeplejack, was injured fatally in a fall from a smokestack at The Conestoga Cream and Cheese Manufacturing Corp. plant, Wood and Eureka-sts, Wednesday morning. He died at 10:30 in Memorial hospital.

Stroud sustained fractured legs, fractured skull and internal injuries when a rope broke on tackle which he was using to paint a smokestack. He hurtled 50 feet, struck a shed roof and was catapulted to the ground.

A Davis, Miller and Son ambulance took him to the hospital. Stroud was not unconscious, Harry Hildreth, ambulance driver said, and was able to tell briefly of the mishap. Stroud died soon after he was admitted to the hospital.

A World war veteran, Stroud was born in Celina but had spent most of his life in the steeplejack occupation in Lima. Stroud was in military service overseas and had been wounded by shrapnel.

His physician said Stroud had been placed on the disability list and was to have gone to the veterans' hospital at Cleveland to receive further compensation.

Last Sunday, however, he suffered an injured knee when a scantling on a scaffold he was building at the cheese factory fell on him. Stroud had been told by the physician at the time to refrain from work for a while. Factory workers said he started the painting job Wednesday morning.

Besides his widow, Stroud is survived by three daughters, Mae Verna, Ethel Eleanor and Elzora Ann Stroud, all of Lima; a son, Ray Stroud, also of Lima; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Osborn, of Oklahoma; Mrs. Sophia Hagger, of Dunkirk, O., and Mrs. Millie Nichols, of Lima, and two brothers, Bert and Charles Stroud, both of Lima.

Coroner Harry Lewis late Wednesday was conducting an investigation. The body has been taken to the Davis, Miller and Son funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(published in The Lima News, Wednesday, August 19, 1936)


Services For Plunge Victim Set Saturday

Funeral of Joe W. Stroud, 48, of 334 Harrison-av, a steeplejack, who fell to his death from a smokestack Wednesday morning at The Conestoga Cream and Cheese Manufacturing Corp. plant at Wood and Eureka-sts, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the home. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Morris O'Connell. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Davis, Miller and Son mortuary.

Stroud, a World war veteran, fell 50 feet from a smokestack he was painting. He suffered a fractured skull, broken legs and internal injuries.

(published in The Lima News, Thursday, August 20, 1936) 
Family links: 
  Beatrice O Fulton Stroud (1899 - 1957)
  Mae Verna Stroud Stumbaugh (1921 - 2002)*
  Ethel L. Stroud McNamara (1923 - 1976)*
  Raymond Aaron Stroud (1925 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum
Allen County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Aug 12, 2011
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Joseph W. Stroud
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Joseph W. Stroud
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