Benjamin Scrogum, Summum Resident, Found Dead Monday

Benjamin Scrogum, 75, was found dead Monday afternoon under the Freiley bridge northeast of Summum, by his son Paul, who had left his father to fish near Otter Creek, and had gone to a farm nearby to work.

Dr. Maymond J. Mercey, Fulton County coroner, said that death was due to a coronary occlusion.

Born in Augusta County, Va., a son of Joseph and Columbia (Hawkins) Scrogum, he was married to Etta Carter, who preceded him in death on May 29, 1942.

Surviving including the son Paul of Summum are three other children, Everett Scrogum of Astoria, Miss Florence Scrogum and Mrs. Frances Easley, both of Summum, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a brother, Andrew Scrogum of Summum.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock (CST) Thursday afternoon in the Summum Christian church. Burial will be in Summum cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence in Summum until the time for the service. The Cline Horton funeral home is in charge of arrangements.


Published in the Astoria Argus-Searchlight on 9/19/1956


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