Obit: Johnson, Oscar (1895 - 1922)

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Surnames: Johnson

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 03/23/1922

Johnson, Oscar (1895? - 22? March 1922)

Oscar Johnson, and employee of the Cheesemakers’ Mfg. Company at Riplinger, was scalded to death when he fell into a vat of boiling water, at the factory Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Johnson, with others, were engaged in placing logs in the large vat, when in some manner he slipped and fell into the boiling water.

His comrades immediately rushed to his assistance and pulled him out of the vat, but he expired within a few minutes.

Mr. Johnson was 27 years of age and is survived by his wife and child, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Johnson, of the town of Unity.

Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the World War and served with the A.F.E. in France. He was wounded during one of the battles with the Germans. He was young man of excellent character and well like by all who knew him.  Spencer Tribune.



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