Clipped From Ironwood Daily Globe
income e t t e s , present rejecting to be with a of a pro- and will winter. request Emil Backlund Is Death Is Result of Accident at Anvil Ramsay--Emil Backlund, 52, ploye of Pickands, Mather for 14 years, died at 7:30 last night at the Newport hospital, the result of injuries suffered an accWent which occurred at 6:45 in the Anvil mine, on twenty-second level. The accident is being investigated. According to R. L. Jose, superintendent of the Anvil mine, Backlund was struck by a passing tram of cars. How he happened to be in the path of cars is presently unknown. Backlund was employed as shift boss in the mine. Mr. Backlund wa's born in Finland on May 6, 1899 and to the United States with his parents, the Erick Backlunds, he was an infant three months old. For a brief period the lived in Louisiana before to Ramsay in 1900. He lived since that time, attending the local schools in his youth. For 15 years he worked in grocery- stores, in turn for Matt Brami and Arvo Wakevainen, before his employment in the He served on the Ramsay force for six years. Mr. Backlund was a member of the Sharon Lutheran church, the Bessemer Township Business and Professional Men's association, and served as volunteer fireman for 27 years. On September 15, 1921, he married Miss Anna Johnson, of Montreal, who survives him, together with two sons, Vernon and Donald, both of Chicago; two grandchildren; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Erick Backlund, Ramsay; a sister, Mrs. Victor Bayer, Ramsay; two half sisters, Mrs. Clyde Newman Wakefield, and Mrs. Elmer Allen, Ramsay; and three half brothers, Albin Backlund, Thomaston, John, Ramsay, and Nestor, in Tennes- epp Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at Sharon Lutheran church with Rev. F. E. W. Kastman officiating. Burial will be made in Hillcrest cemetery. The remains are at the J. Frick funeral home which will open to friends Sunday evening and until 11 Tuesday morning when the remains will be taken to the church to lie in until the time of services.