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 Donald O. Oller

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Donald O. Oller

  • Birth 29 Feb 1912 Witt, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 1 Dec 1915 Witt, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Witt, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 30665041

Donald Oller was the first of 12 children born to Henry Oller and Vera Esther Nussman Oller. He died in an accident at the age of 3 years and nine months old. He was the grandson of George and Sarah E. Carman Oller and Millard Fillmore and Harriet Elizabeth Jennings Nussman. His grandparents Millard and Harriet Nussman are also buried in Witt Cemetery along with two of Donald's aunts.

Obituary of Donald Oller, son of Henry and Vera Oller published in the Hillsboro Journal, December 1, 1915.

BOY CRUSHED BY TIES

Little Donald Oller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Oller, of Harvel, and who would have been four years old on the 23rd of February, had his short life crushed out by railroad ties which fell on him Wednesday afternoon, when he attempted to climb over a pile of the timbers. Death, it is thought, was instantaneous and it is believed, that the child had been dead about an hour when found as he had been gone from the house about that length of time. Three of the heavy ties fell on the child, pinning him to earth and crushing his body at the breast. He was found in this position later by his grief-sticken mother.

The child was born in Witt, and his parents have lived in Harvel but a short time. He is survived by his parents and a little brother, one year old.

Coroner Gray held an inquest over the body in Harvel, Thursday before noon. The funeral arrangements had not been made at the time of our going to press.


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  • Created by: Willis Oller
  • Added: 18 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30665041
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald O. Oller (29 Feb 1912–1 Dec 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30665041, citing Witt Cemetery, Witt, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Willis Oller (contributor 47014310) .