Clipped From The Mason City Globe-Gazette
KREITLOW RITES HELD AT DOWS Jury Holds Death of Farmer Struck by Automobile Was Accidental. DOWS. Jan. 8.—The funeral of Frank Car! Kreitlow, 42, killed when hit by an auto, was held Monday Monday afternoon at the Presbyterian church, the Rev. R. A. Brough in charge. Burial was at Fairview cemetery. cemetery. Frank Carl Kreitlow was born June 20. 1891. at the old Kreitlow homestead in Elaine township, Wright county, where he lived until his marriage. He was married to Miss Bertha Horstman June 27, 1915. They moved to a Kreitlow farm which had since been their home. His wife and four sons are living. The sons are Melvin, Wallace, Wallace, Lauren and Marion. Was Crossing Highway, Mr. Kreitlow was killed Friday evening as he, his wife and her mother. Mrs. Minnie Horstman, were returning from Eagle Grove. They stopped at their mailbox at the intersection of highway No. 72 and the old No. 15. about three-quarters of a mile north of their home. Mr. Kreitlow stopped the car, facing facing east, on the left side of the pavement and got out to get his mail. Orlyn K. Hoot, a cereal salesman salesman of Fort Dodge, came from the east, saw the car, but being bund- ed by the lights of the Kreitlow car and unfamiliar with the road, passed to the right, struck the mailbox and Mr. Kreitlow. Mr. Kreitlow'a neck and both legs were broken. Mr. Hoot stopped his car to find out what he had struck. He halted passing car and asked that the sheriff, R. E. Wilson, Clarion, be notified. Mr. Wilson came, examined the situation and sent for the coroner, coroner, Dr. H. P. Walker, Clarion. Death Held Accidental. An inquest was held at Dows in the city hall, Saturday afternoon. County Attorney F. D. Riley. Clarion, Clarion, and Attorney Prince, Webster ^ity, conducted the examination under the coroner, Dr. H. P. Walker. Walker. The jury was composed of A. D. Dengcr, H. H. Capellan and Z. Route. The verdict was that Mr. Kreit- ow came to death accidentally when struck by the delivery truck driven Mr, Hoot.