Henry Arnst

Henry Arnst

Birth
Nebraska, USA
Death 30 Jul 1927 (aged 27)
Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 40404519 · View Source
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Two Kill in Accident At Becker Ranch

A double tragedy occurred at the Henry Becker Jr., home about twenty miles northwest of Ritzville last Saturday when Henry Arnst, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Arnst of this city was instanatly killed and Harry Becker, 17, year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Becker, received injuries from which he died at the hospital in Spokane Sunday.

Just how the accident occurred will probably never be known. The motor had just been installed on the combine and they were trying it out. Mr. Becker, his son Harry, Henry Arnst and another son of Mr. Becker, were at the machine ready to start harvest. Mr. Becker was behind the machine and the motor had just been started. He heard his son say that the machine was running too fast and in a minute heard a scream. He ran around the machine and found Henry Arnst lying on the ground about ten ot twelve feet from the machine and his son Harry on the ground in front of the machine. He ran to Arnst, who was unconscious, but even then did not realize the seriousness of the accident. He called Mrs. Becker and upon investigation the found that Henry was dead. They went to their son, Harry, and assisted him to the house and as soon as possible he was rushed to the hospital in Spokane, where he passed away Sunday, without regaining consciousness.

Henry Arnst was born in Nebraska July 1, 1900. One year later he came with his parent to Ritzville, where he has since resided. In 1923 he was united in marriage with Miss ELSIE RODENBERGER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Rodenberger. Mr. Arnst was a hard working young man and a faithful member of the church and was respected by all who knew him.

The funeral services were held from the Zion Congregational church in this city on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Kleinbach, pastor of the Philadelphia Congregational church. The services were largely attended and the floral tributes were beautiful. Burial was in the Ritzville cemetery.

Besides his parents, Mr. Arnst leaves his wife and two small children, a daughter three years of age and a baby boy ten months old; also two brother, John and George Arnst and four sisters, Mary Katie, Annie and Lydia.


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  • Maintained by: Mitch
  • Originally Created by: Scott Bolliger
  • Added: 7 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 40404519
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Arnst (1 Jul 1900–30 Jul 1927), Find a Grave Memorial no. 40404519, citing Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Mitch (contributor 47395172) .