Ralph Spencer Sr. obit

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nonparti-sanship Car Track Unit An investigation showed that a defective track for a sliding door on a boxcar led to the death of the father of eight children, Ralph Edward Spencer, of Oakland Friday. The Martin Bros. Box Co. of Oregon car loader was killed when the heavy door slipped off its track and fell on his head, Dep. Coroner Vernon Little said. He said Spencer and Don Larson were working on the double train door with Larson inside the car pushing while Spencer stood outside holding the locking device. Little reported that when the door was opened, it was released from the top and tumbled off the track. It caught Soencer's head between the steeledge of the dock and the door, causing iultinie skull fractures, according to Coroner L. L. Powers. Little estimated the door weighed between 600 and 700 pounds. Little also reported that after the accident, about eight feet of the track on which the door was suspended was found missing. Native sf Wisconsin Spencer was born June 28, 1894, Defect Tragedy Cause At Oakland the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smnror nf Athelstane. Wis. He moved to Wisconsin with the fam ily at the age or 12 and stayed there until 1947, when he moved to Oakland. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; three sons, Ralph, Harry and Joe, all of Oakland; five daughters, Mrs. Beryl Olson. Alice, June, Joan and Berniece, all nf Oakland: two brothers. Wal ter of Chicago, Frank of Athels tane: four sisters. Mrs. William Rasmussen and Mrs. Frank Kee- ho of Chicago, Mts. Werden Hutchins of Marquette, Mich., and Mrs. Clyde Cannon of Gary, Ind.; and 11 grandchildren. KRNR Staffer Moving To Sacramento Station William A. (Bill)Baldwin, news and sports director at radio station KRNR has tendered his resignation effective Aug. 13. Baldwin said Saturday he will start work Sept. 1 as a staff announcer for radio station KCRA Funeral services are scheduled Monday at 2 p.m.' at the Presbyterian Community Church in Oakland with the Rev. Joseph Brown officiating. The body will then be shipped to Athelstane for burial. Stearns & Little Mortuary of Oakland is in charge of arrangements. Infantry Training Sessions Boosted By Recent Order A recent Sixth Army announcement, that it has been authorized to designate the 104th Reserve Inf. Div. as a full-strength division, is having its effect in Roseburg. Sgt. i.e. Lonnie M. Weaver, as-sitant adviser to Roseburg reserve units, reports that Co. I, like other units in the division, is now on an accelerated training schedule. Instead of 24 meetings per year and 15 days of summer camp, local members are now on a schedule

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  1. The News-Review,
  2. 23 Jul 1955, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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