Bernard Shawgo

Injuries Prove Fatal To Twelve-Year-Old Boy

Bernard Shawgo, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Shawgo, Injured By Spreader

Bernard Shawgo, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Shawgo, died at his home six miles south of Ipava at 9 o'clock Wednesday night of last week from injuries received on that day while he was working with his elder brother, Paul, on a manure spreader. Bernard, it is believed, was walking beside the spreader, when Paul put it in gear and a pin caught in his sleeve, drawing him closer to the machine. Then another pin struck him in the left temple, fracturing his skull. No one really saw the accident.

Bernard was born in Pleasant township June 30, 1929, and is survived by his parents, three sisters, Freda, Faith and Barbara, three brothers, Everett, Dwayne and Paul; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lucinda Shawgo of Summum, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Groff of near Ipava.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Summum Christian Church, the Rev. E. E. Catlin officiating. Burial in the Summum cemetery.

An inquest was held at the Shawgo Funeral Home at 5:30 o'clock Thursday evening by Dr. Mark S. Nelson of Canton. The jury was composed of A. N. Price, foreman, David Phillips, John Nicol, Miner Schuman, Harry Powell and Dan Johnson.

A verdict of accidental death was returned. Only two witnesses testified, being a brother of the deceased, Paul Shawgo, and the attending physician, Dr. V. V. Mullen.

Published in the Astoria Argus-Searchlight on 7/30/1941

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