|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1870|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1956|
Mrs. Millie Fritz
BLAKESBURG -- Mrs. Millie Fritz, 86 died at 9 a.m. today, February 11, 1956 at the Hadley nursing home in Richland.
She had been an invalid since she suffered a stroke in 1941, but had been cared for in her home in Blakesburg until she was taken to Richland a year ago. She had spent her life in the Blakesburg community and was the widow of Henry Fritz, who died in 1937.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Faye Ross of California and Mrs. Ona Pearson of Muscatine, There are eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A son Earl Fritz died in November of 1954.
The body is at the Knedler funeral home.
BLAKESBURG -- The funeral of Mrs. Millie Fritz, 86, who died Saturday, will be held at the Knedler funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. in charge of the Rev. Arnold Nelson of Munterville. Burial will be in the Blakesburg cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert, Jerry and Dick Pearson, John Shea, Edward Fritz and Fred Huber.
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.
William Barnes (1844 - 1911)
Mary Reading Barnes (1850 - 1944)
Henry F. Fritz (1862 - 1937)*
Infant Fritz (1886 - 1886)*
Ona Mae Fritz Pearson (1895 - 1986)*
Infant Fritz (1900 - 1900)*
Earl Wright Fritz (1903 - 1954)*
Created by: Christine Masterson
Record added: Jun 12, 2011
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