Obit: Bushman, Otto (1867 - 1888)

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Surnames: Bushman, Partridge, Otte

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/13/1888

Bushman, Otto (31 Jan. 1867 - 11 Sept. 1888)

Tuesday afternoon, Arthur Bushman, aged about 18 years, yard switchman, at Abbotsford, attempted to step upon the rear end of the switch engine as it was backing down the yard, but missed his footing and fell. The engine passed over him killing him instantly, in fact, crushed him beyond recognition. An inquest was held by Judge Partridge, in the evening. Young Bushman was considered a fine young man and his sad death is deplored by that entire community. He had been at work for the company less than a week.

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/20/1888

Our informant in regard to the young man killed at Abbotsford, last week was somewhat mistaken in regard to the name and age. The name was Otto Bushman, instead of Arthur, and he was 21 years of age. The funeral occurred at Dorchester, last Thursday, Rev. Fr. Otte officiating.

*** Note: The date of birth is from the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery Index.



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