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    1. Unknown Aten obit
    2. Pat Thomas
    3. Warren county, Illinois From the Monmouth Review, 17 April 1918 The vicinity of Roseville late yesterday afternoon was the scene of another tragedy when Glenn Aten, seventeen years old son of Ray Aten of Swan Creek, was crushed to death by a tractor. The young man and his father were driving a tractor attached to a road grader and were at work on the road south of Roseville, the tragedy occurring about one hundred yards south of the Pratt Corner. While the engine was in motion Glenn jumped to the ground and went to the front of the tractor to adjust the ventilator over the flues. It is supposed that he lost his footing and fell directly in the path of one of the big wheels, which passed over his head, literally crushing it flat. The father was unaware of what had happened until the men on the grader behind the tractor shouted to him. They in turn were not aware that the lad had fallen to the ground as they were busily occupied in handling the grader. The body of the young man was brought to the Marson undertaking parlors at Roseville. Dr. Ralph Graham, county coroner, was notified. A verdict from the jury at the inquest found the death was accidental. Pat Thomas 1335 Lakeview Avenue Winona, MN 55987 1-507-458-8227 or if bouncing to Knox County, Illinois USGENWEB Assistant CC

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