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Henry Theodore Bohn (1874 - 1907)

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Henry Theodore Bohn
Born in Minnesotamap
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Husband of — married in Minnesotamap
[children unknown]
Died in St. Paul, Minnesotamap
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Biography

Article from "The Winona Republican-Herald" newspaper, Tuesday, November 19, 1907: Henry T. Bohn Met Fatal Accident in St. Paul Last Night. Jacob Bohn, the well-known baggage man on the North-Western road in this city received notice this morning about four o'clock of the death of his son, Henry, who was killed last night about twelve-thirty o'clock, in St. Paul. Henry Bohn was a freight brakeman on the Chicago and Milwaukee road and was at work on his train as usual last night. The trains of different roads use the same track at that point, Chestnut Hill. The deceased leaves a wife and was a resident of Minneapolis. He was well-known in Winona. The following concerning the wreck came in over the Associated Press wires today: A wreck on the St. Paul road tracks under the high bridge at 12:30 this morning resulted in the death of one man and the destruction of three freight cars. A freight train was coming down the short line grade from Minneapolis and ran into a string of box cars standing under the high bridge. The box cars were piled up in a mass of kindling wood and caught fire. Brakeman Henry T. Bohn, of 515 Center St., Winona, was killed but the other members of train crew escaped. The Winona authorities have been informed and asked to locate any relatives he may have. Bohn's right arm from the elbow down was burned off and also the left leg from the knee down. The bones of the limbs were shattered in numerous places, several ribs were fractured and his jaw was broken. It is probably that death was instantaneous.



Sources

  • The Winona Republican-Herald newspaper article, Tuesday, November 19, 1907; Winona, Minnesota (Winona University Newspaper project).
  • Find A Grave (http://findagrave.com), Winona, Minnesota; Woodlawn Cemetery.




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