Oscar Hedemark obituary

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Friday, November 8, 1907
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The death of Oscar Hedemark, which was mentioned in last weeks Tribune occurred at Springfield, Mo., Monday evening Oct. 28th at 6:30 p.m. He had been there several weeks in the employ of the Frisco R. R., which is owned by the Rock Island.

He came to his untimely death while in the yard switching. The train had backed in on the siding and the orders were to cut off a car. Oscar was on top of the car to set the brakes. Another man was ready below to make the uncoupling which failed to work and as the engine started the car gave a jerk, throwing Oscar to the ground. The crew did not notice the accident and when the car was backed up one pair of trucks passed over him, killing him instantly.

Oscar was the youngest of the family and was twenty four years of age the 23rd of August. He was born and always lived in Lyle until some five or six years ago, when he commenced railroading since when he has been employed by different corporations at several places. His cheerful disposition, his openhearted and agreeable manner made him many friends and his sudden death brought sorrow to many hearts.

The funeral was held from the house at 10 o'clock and from the Mona church at 11, Saturday, with an unusually large attendance.