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 Arthur D “Bud” Hahnen

Arthur D “Bud” Hahnen

Death 4 Apr 1931 (aged 19–20)
Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 59002175 · View Source
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HAHNEN---WI-Appleton Post-Crescent (25 Nov 1926) Menasha Eagle Bowling legue rolling on Menasha alleys Wednesday night registered a number of good scores. H Hahnen being the star with a 675 total for 3 games & Murphy rolling 248 for high game. Liberty remained in first place by winning 3 games from FOE-1063; Equality leap-frogged Truth by taking the 3 & Justice took the series from Eagle Club. (A Hahnen member of Eagles Club; H Hanen member of Justice)

HANNEN---WI-Appleton Post-Crescent (20 May 1927) Menasha-Three of the four Eagle teams entered in the state bowling tournament now on at Milwaukee left for Milwaukee Friday. They are scheduled to take to the alleys Saturday & Sunday. Team-1 bowled 2 weeks ago. The other teams are: Team-2 (Arthur Hahnen a member); Team-3 (no Hahnen); Team-4 (Harold Hahnen a member)

WI--Newspaper unknown
YOUTH INJURED BY BLANK SHELL DIES OF WOUND; Guardsman Accidentally Hurt Last Thursday; Plan Military Funeral

ARTHUR D HAHNEN-19: son of Mr&Mrs Arthur D Hahnen, who was accidentally shot with a blank cartridge while helping clean up the basement of Armory G Thursday night, died Saturday evening. An operation had been performed to remove a blood clot on his spine, which had caused a partial paralysis.

Hahnen, a bugler in CoD, 127th Infantry, Wisconsin National Guard, & 2 other enlisted men, together with Capt Cloyde P Schroeder, commanding officer, had been working in the armory basement during the evening. As the men were preparing to leave Schroeder picked up an army rifle which is part of the company's equipment, placed several blank shells in the gun & was firing it when Hahnen, standing a few feet away, inadvertently was struck in the back.

The one eighth inch paper plug in the shell tore a rib from the boy's spine & entered his lung. He was taken immediately to the hospital, & although his condition always was considered serious, hopes were held out for recovery. The paralysis and blood clot forced attending physicians to operate.

Hahnen had been a member of Co. D, for more than a year. He will be buried with full military honors.

The youth also was actively identified with the boy scout movement in the valley, first at Menasha and later at Appleton. He was the first valley council scout to receive an Eagle scout badge, the highest award a boy can win in the scout organization.

Survivors are the parents: Mr&Mrs ArthurD Hahnen Sr, 3 brothers: Harold-Chicago, Jack & Billy-both Appleton; a sister: MrsNorbert Keefe-Appleton; & his grandmothers: Mrs David Sharp, & Mrs Caroline Hahnen-Des Moines IA.

THANKS TO BONNIE CAPPER (distant cousin) for sending obit

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  • Created by: DJ Csikos
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59002175
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur D “Bud” Hahnen (1911–4 Apr 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59002175, citing Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by DJ Csikos (contributor 46848001) .