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Alva Claude Putney
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1896
Oquawka
Henderson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1933
Warren County
Illinois, USA

A.C. Putney, Lineman, is Fall Victim - East Galesburg Mayor is Fatally Hurt in High Line Tower Work Thursday

Alva C. Putney, 36, resident and mayor of East Galesburg, died at 4:30 this morning in the Monmouth hospital from injuries he received at 3:30 yesterday afternoon when he fell 44 feet from a "high line" tower on which he was working as lineman, two miles southwest of Monmouth. Putney was working with an Illinois Power and Light Company crew out of Galesburg when the accident occurred. The story of the fatal fall was pieced together at an inquest held this morning in the Lugg and Holliday Memorial chapel at Monmouth. Coroner Lenville Fey presiding, although no actual eye-witness saw Putney drop. The power naturally coursing through the wires was turned off at both Keokuk, point of origin, and Galesburg, and it is surmised that Putney received a shock from static electricity which gathers on the towers.

Carl Isaacson, Galesburg lineman, who was working on the same tower with Putney, testified that he heard his name called and turned to see his partner falling. The injured was rushed to the hospital in a semi-conscious condition, but died thirteen hours after the fall. Putney was born July 3, 1896 in Oquawka, and was married to Ida Schulz, who survives with two daughters.

Son of Bert Brown and Mary Florence McIntire Putney. He married Ida Schultz in Burlington IA on 16 Oct 1922. Alva was a World War I Army Veteran & brother to Ernest, Frederick, Victor, Virgil, Delford, and Grace Ann Putney who married Charles Wheeler. 
 
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 Parents:
  Bert Brown Putney (1872 - 1946)
  Mary Florence McIntire Putney (1873 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Ida Sophia Schultz Johnson (1900 - 1974)
 
 Children:
  Virginia Mae Putney Deppe (1926 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ernest Franklin Putney (1894 - 1969)*
  Alva Claude Putney (1896 - 1933)
  Virgil Albert Putney (1901 - 1974)*
  Delford Isaac Putney (1903 - 1989)*
  Gracie A. Putney Wheeler (1906 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
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Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Galesburg
Knox County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Shawdau
Record added: Apr 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51102784
Alva Claude Putney
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Alva Claude Putney
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 Added: Oct. 4, 2015
 
 
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