Mrs. George Knap
Mrs. George Knapp died Monday in her home in Detroit, Mich., following a long illness.
Mrs. Knapp was the wife of George Knapp, a machine designer in the engineering department of the Homer Laughlin China Co. at Newell for the last 16 years. She had visited frequently in Newell. Surviving with the husband is a son, Merville M. Knapp of Royal Oak, Mich.
Services will be held Thursday in the Kinsey Funeral Home in Royal Oak, suburb of Detroit. Burial will be there. [Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 24, 1950]
Fatal Accident at The Buckeye Plant
Death in a horrible form overtook Fred Kramm (sic), a German employee at the plant of the Buckeye Engine Co. shortly before 11 o’clock Tuesday forenoon. While working about the runway of the traveling crane in the Buckeye yards Kramm was run over by the crane, and the top part of his head severed and crushed. Death was instantaneous, and the body dropped a moment later from the crane track to the cupola platform, a distance of about ten feet. The dead man was a valuable employee owing to his familiarity with various languages in usage among the foreign employees about the yards, and had worked at the plant for three to four years past. He resided just outside of the city on the Benton Road and leaves a wife and four small daughters, the oldest being 5 years of age. He was about 42 years old. The accident occurred near the foundry cupolas. At this point the west track of the yard crane rests on the roof of the foundry. Some work was being done on the foundry roof in the way of repairs, and a foreigner working about the yards had been sent up to assist the workmen. Kramm had accompanied the latter, to be as interpreter in transmitting orders from the roof repairer to the foreigner who was assisting him. The work has been underway for some time when the accident occurred. Kramm was standing inside the rail on which the crane runs, and was leaning against it, his right hand and arm resting on the rail.
The rail operator, whose cage on the crane was over near the east rail of the runway, could not see the man who was in a position higher up than the cage. Kramm and those with whom he was working apparently failed or notice the crane’s approach, and the wheel of the advancing crane carriage caught his arm and swiftly drew his body down onto the rail. In this position his head rested on the track directly in front of the wheels of the crane carriage, which passed over his head, partially severing and terribly crushing and mangling it. His arm was also ground and crushed.
As the weight was released the body poised a moment and then fell to the cupola platform, a few feet beneath. Those who first reached the body saw at once that he was dead, and the city ambulance was summoned. The bruised and mangled body was taken to the Patton & Arbaugh morgue, and prepared for burial. The deceased had been in this country for some 15 years or more, and formerly resided in Cleveland. Since his residence in Salem he has been employed at the plant of the American Steel and Wire Co. and later at the Buckeye Plant. With his family he occupied the small home on the Benton Road, just west of town, owned by John Meyer.
Kramm’s wife was notified about half an hour after the accident, and has been in an extreme state of nervous prostration since, requiring medical attention. Arrangements have not been made for the funeral which will hardly be held before Thursday. It has not yet been decided whether an inquest will be held or not. [Source: "Salem News", Salem, Ohio, Thursday, January 30, 1906; transcribed by grandaughter Mary J. Armstrong, who adds: "His name was actually Fred Krann, not Kramm. He is buried in the Salem, Ohio, Grandview Cemetery. It is believed my mother, Elsie Krann, had just been born 6 days prior to this accident or possibly was a year old at the time]
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