Obit: Harrison, Mossman D. (1881 - 1913)

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----Source: REP. (Stanley, Clark County, Wis.) 09/25/1913

Harrison, Mossman D. (1 JAN 1881 - 16 SEP 1913)

Mossman Dean Harrison was fatally injured in an automobile accident at a point about one and one-half miles south of Withee, Clark County, Wis. on Monday evening, Sept. 15, 1913, at about 10:00 o'clock, and died at 2:25 a.m. the following morning. Mr. Harrison greatly enjoyed driving an automobile. He had recently purchased a new five passenger Cadillac and on Monday evening had invited four friends to enjoy a ride. When nearing Withee, while the machine was running at a fair rate of speed, Mr. Harrison applied the brakes, causing the occupants to be thrown from the machine, the car also turning over but stopping in an upright position and facing the direction opposite to the one in which it was running before the accident. Wm. Schoch, one of the members of the party, was the first on his feet. Finding the others in a semi-conscious condition, he notified a farmer nearby and went to Withee for assistance. In a short time all members of the party were taken to the Withee Hotel where medical aid was given them. It was apparent from the first that Mr. Harrison was most seriously injured and an automobile was dispatched for this village for Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. James Connor, the latter's husband, also one of the party being badly injured. They arrived at Withee about two hours before Mr. Harrison, who at no time became fully conscious, passed away. Mr. Harrison was born at Centralia (now Grand Rapids), Wis., on Jan. 1, 1881. His parents moved to Stanley the following spring, since which time he has resided here. Here he attended the village school and after spending two years at St. John's Military academy at Delafield, Wis., entered the employ of his father at the People's State Bank, serving that institution as cashier at the time of his death. Mr. Harrison enjoyed the acquaintance of most of the resident of this immediate vicinity and was well known to many in other parts of the county and state, all of whom were steadfast friends and grieve to hear of his untimely end. Mr. Harrison was a member of Stanley Lodge No. 264, F. & A.M., that order conducting the funeral services at the home of his mother, Mrs. L. O. Harrison, in this village, on Thursday forenoon.



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