Calhoun Native Killed in Akron in 1919


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/11/1919.

Millstone Boy Victim in Terrible Accident

Onna Schoolcraft, 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Schoolcraft, of Millstone, was the victim of a horrible accident in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday of last week.  Young Schoolcraft had been in the employ of the Kelly Springfield Tire Co., for the past six months and on Tuesday morning he and some fellow workmen were ordered to remove the top from a steam heater which, unknown to the foreman, was defective and was filled with steam and boiling water.  When the top was removed the steam and boiling water poured forth scalding young Schoolcraft and nine others.  The injured were removed to a hospital and on Thursday young Schoolcraft died from his injuries.  Immediately after the accident the young man's father was notified and, accompanied by John Lockney he departed for Akron.  The remains were brought back by way of Spencer, Saturday and the funeral services were held at the Sand Ridge Church Sunday.  The entire community in which the young man lived was deeply shocked and grieved by the horrible tragedy.