Newspaper Unknown - December 21, 1939
A FATAL ACCIDENT
This community was shocked when they received the news about noon on Thursday of last week of the fatal accident in which Emil Henrikson, 52, of near Sherman was instantly killed by the "Ann Rutledge" a fast train on the Alton railroad. The accident happened in Sherman about 11:30 a. m.
Mr. Henrikson had been at the Sherman post office to mail his Christmas packages and cards and evidently did not see the approaching train as he drove onto the track.
He was a highly respected and well known farmer, residing near the Dunlap school and his tragic death cast a gloom upon the entire community. He was a former resident of the Indian Point community.
Surviving are his wife, Anna; three sons, Allen, Paul and Robert; his aged mother, Mrs. Maria Henrikson of this city who has been confined to her bed for some time; one sister Miss Bertha Henrikson of Athens; two brothers, Henry of near Cantrall, and Harold of Athens.
Short funeral services were held at his home Saturday and at 2 p.m. at the Third Presbyterian church of Springfield, Rev. H. M. Hildebrandt officiating. Interment was made in the Indian Point cemetery.
Transcribed by:Bertha Emmett