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 Nils Erik Erickson

Nils Erik Erickson

Haggenas, Östersunds kommun, Jämtlands län, Sweden
Death 2 Nov 1915 (aged 40)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 70516936 · View Source
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Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer, p. 1
Wednesday, 03 Nov 1915


Nels Erickson, Foreman of
Construction Company,
Loses Life at Salmon
Bay Bridge

Nels Erickson, a foreman in the employ of Erickson Construction Company, was instantly killed at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon when he come in contact with a high tension wire while at work on a bridge in the process of construction at the foot of Fifteenth avenue northwest, on Salmon bay.

Erickson's death was witnessed by no one. His body was found in a trench six feet below where he had been working. He was seen by other workmen about ten minutes before his body was found.

Dr. C.W. Knutson hastened in an automobile to Woodland park, where a pulmotor was procured, but application of oxygen failed to restore life. Following an examination Dr. Knutson said death must have been instantaneous. The wires which caused death contain 2,200 volts and are used for power purposes in the construction of the bridge.

Erickson is survived by a widow and three small children, who reside at Dexter avenue and Newton Street, Ballard. The body was taken to the Butterworth & Sons undertaking establishment.

Erickson's death makes the third accident, though the only fatality, due to live wires within the last week. An investigation is being conducted by Deputy Coroner Frank Koepfli to determine if Erickson's death was due to faulty insulation.

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, p. 16
Friday, 05 Nov 1915

Funeral Announcements

ERICKSON-Funeral services for Nels E. Erickson, of 2012 Dexter Avenue, will take place today from the Scottish Rite cathedral at 2 p.m. under the auspices of Washington Chapter, Rose Croix No. 1. All Friends and members of above society invited. Internment at Lake View Cemetery. Butterworth & sons, morticians.

Nels resided at 2012 Dexter Avenue, North in Seattle, King Co., WA at the time of his death.

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  • Created by: Jonathan Snyder
  • Added: 28 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70516936
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nils Erik Erickson (26 Nov 1874–2 Nov 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70516936, citing Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Jonathan Snyder (contributor 47247659) .