|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1900|
|Death: ||Sep. 30, 1919|
September 30, 1919
A dark shadow has been cast over the entire Urbana High School with the announcement of the death of Calvin Lebkisher as a result of injuries sustained in last Saturdays football game at Springfield. The lad was a junior in the high school and the entire student body is stricken at the unfortunate occurence. Young Lebkisher was played full back on the local team, was injured in the first play of the game. He received the ball on the kickoff and after running a short distance was tackled by two of the Springfield players, several others falling on him in the play. After the play was completed, the lad was carried off of the field unconscious, although he was paralyzed from the shoulders down. A doctor who was on the field took the lad in charge and removed him to the Springfield City Hospital where an Xray photograph was taken of his spine it was found that one of the vertebrae had been dislocated, severing the spinal cord. From that time it was known that his recovery was impossible and his death came as no surprise to his family who had been at his bedside since the accident.
The lad died at 7:00 Monday morning and was removed to the family home on Columbus Ave by the Humphreys Ambulance. Calvin Lebkisher was the son of Mr and Mrs William Lebkisher of Columbus Ave and was a junior in the Urbana High School. He was born ont he 28th day of December, 1900. During his course in the Urbana High school, he had made many friends who are stricken with grief at the unfornate accident that took him from their midst. The lads father, William Lebkisher, has been employed in Arkansas on a large contract. Word was received from him Saturday morning to the affect that he had started home. A brother, Henry is a wireless operator on a US Merchant Marine and at present is on a 6 month cruise in South American waters. A letter received from him Monday stated that he was in Jamaica and would not be home for several months. Besides the grief stricken parents and the brother Henry, the lad leaves one sister Edna and three other brothers Victor, Robert, and George.
William H Lebkisher (1872 - 1930)
Della Mae Musser Lebkisher (1874 - 1955)
Henry Aaron Lebkisher (1897 - 1980)*
James Victor Lebkisher (1899 - 1978)*
Calvin Lebkisher (1900 - 1919)
John Arthur Lebkisher (1902 - 1908)*
Charles William Lebkisher (1906 - 1988)*
Oak Dale Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 19, 2008
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