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Ottawa Thomas Battershell
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1875
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1929
Rice County
Kansas, USA

from The Lyons Daily News, Lyons, Rice Co, Kansas October 16, 1929
Ottawa Thomas Battershell, a teamster on the paving project between Lyons and Sterling, was killed almost instantly at 6:20 last evening when a wagon in which he was riding home from work was struck by an automobile driven by Verlen Bundy.
As he neared the creek bridge, the Bundy car, a chevrolet Coach, crashed into the rear of the wagon with a tremendous impact and the victim was thrown from the wagon into the ditch. He was unconscious from the moment of the collision.
The team was badly injured and had to be shot.
Mr Battershell was the son of D T Battershell, local veterinarian. He is survived by the widow and six children. Chester and Elmer were here with the parents - the others are Mrs John White and Glen Battershell of Hutchinson, Daniel of California and Ruth who is away at school.
A post mortem disclosed the man's neck had been broken.

from the Lyons Daily News, Lyons, Rice Co, Kansas - Oct 19, 1929
Thomas Ottawa Battershell was born in Champaign County, Illinois, July 9, 1875. He came to Kansas with his parents, Mr and Mrs Dan Battershell, when he was ten years of age. Most of his life has been lived in or near Lyons. On December 25, 1900, he was married to Miss Lilly Goodrick of Lyons. Fifteen children have been born to this union, nine of whom preceded him in death. In addition to his dear wife, his father and 2 brothers, he leaves six children to mourn him. They are: Glenn of Hutchinson; Daniel of California; Isabel of Concordia, Kansas; and Elmer, Chester and Ruth of Lyons. During his whole life he has known only hard work with his hands and with his teams he has wrought hard for his large and growing family. He placed his home duties above everything and in this respect he was never found wanting.
Family links: 
  Daniel Thornton Battershell (1853 - 1947)
  Margaret Ann Brookbank Battershell (1851 - 1910)
  Ivy Lilly Goodrick Battershell (1883 - 1967)*
  Henry Battershell (____ - 1923)*
  Glen E Battershell (1901 - 1962)*
  Elmer Thomas Battershell (1914 - 2001)*
  Baby Battershell (1920 - 1920)*
  Ottawa Thomas Battershell (1875 - 1929)
  Arthur Riley Battershell (1881 - 1937)*
  Lester James Battershell (1882 - 1924)*
  John Battershell (1893 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Lyons Municipal Cemetery
Rice County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Diane Smith Battershell
Record added: Jan 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46691330
Ottawa Thomas Battershell
Added by: Joe Gibbens
Ottawa Thomas Battershell
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 Added: Apr. 13, 2015

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Oct. 15, 2013

- Diane Smith Battershell
 Added: May. 4, 2013
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