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Weitzel, Franklin Obituary


Aged Man Is Killed on Railroad Near Blandon.
Frank Weitzel's Team Struck By Locomotive.
Blandon, August 27 (Special) Frank Weitzel aged 70 years, caretaker of a Reading party's property at the Six-Mile House, in Onetlaunee township, while driving to this place with horse and wagon, was struck by Reading Railway passenger train No. 99, known as the Harrisburg special. He was instantly killed. The wagon was demolished and the horse ran away and has not been located. The body of Mr. Weitzel was brought to the station at this place. His skull was crushed and several limbs were fractured. The accident happened a short distance west of the Blandon station. Deceased leaves three children. His wife died a number of years ago. Deputy Coroner Shick is investigating the case.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Monday, August 27, 1917, p. 8

Weitzel - In this city, on the 27th inst., FRANKLIN WEITZEL, aged 75 years and 6 days. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral, without further notice, from the residence of his son, 33 Thorn St. Thursday at 2 p.m. Services at the house. Internment in Sinking Spring Cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Tuesday, August 28, 1917, p. 8

Rev. W. J. Kershner conducted services over the remains of Franklin Weitzel, whos funeral was held from his residence, 33 Thorn street. Internment was made in Sinking Spring Cemetery. The body was attired in a black dress suit and rested in a square cornered quartered oak casket with silver extension handles, silver trimmings and plate bearing name and age. Undertaker Seidel had charge.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Thursday, August 30, 1917, p. 6.