Obit: Hagen, Emily (1856? - 1945)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Hagen, Ortmeier, Patterson, Nienow

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11/01/1945

Hagen, Emily (1856? - 24 Oct. 1945)

Mrs. Emily Hagen, 89, Crivitz, became the fourteenth traffic fatality on Marathon county, Wisconsin, highways this year when she died at Memorial hospital shortly before noon Wednesday, Oct. 24, of internal and other injuries received a short time before in an automobile crash at Burger’s corner, 22 miles west of Wausau, where highways 29 and 97 intersect.

Mrs. Hagen was a passenger in the car driven by her daughter, Mrs. Bess Patterson, 69, also of Crivitz. The latter was at Memorial hospital at Wausau, Wisconsin with a fractured left leg and possible internal injuries.

A report to the Marathon county traffice department stated that Mrs. Patterson, who was driving north on highway 97, failed to stop for the arterial, where it intersects highway 29, and figured in a collision with the eastbound automobile driven on highway 29 by Henry Ortmeier, 57, town of Hull, Wis.

Ortmeier and his wife, Milda, 48, were taken to the Colby Clinic where they were treated for cuts and bruises.

Officer Frank E. Nienow said after an investigation that the Ortmeier car swerved to the left after the collision and then tipped over on its side 45 feet from the point of the impact.

The Patterson car, the officer said, made a sweeping curve to the east and then crashed into the Henry Johnson tavern at the northeast corner of the intersection, breaking a plate glass window, damaging a wall and knocking tavern merchandise from the walls of the building.

The officer said, conveying Mrs. Hagen to the hospital was delayed while an ambulance that had been summoned from Athens was sent to the scene after being dispatched from Mosinee. The daughter was taken to the hospital in the Wausau ambulance.



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