Man Watching Land Clearing Killed By Tree
L. J. Schmidbauer of Shadyside is Victim; Rites to Be Monday
A Shadyside Ave. millworker was injured fatally Friday afternoon at 4 when struck by a falling tree while watching men clear a neighbor’s tract of land with a high-lift.
He was Lawrence Joseph Schmidbauer, 42, who suffered a fractured skull and probably a broken neck, according to Columbiana County Coroner Ernest Sturgis. He was dead on arrival at City Hospital.
The falling tree glanced against another then struck him.
Schmidbauer was born here March 7, 1908, and was employed by the Crucible Steel co. He was a memberof St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Carroll Counci 509, Knights of Columbus, and the Liverpool Township Grange.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Sophie Cooper Schmidbauer; three daughters, Marion Schmidbauer, Nancy Schmidbauer and Martha Schmidbauer, and four sons, Richard Schmidbauer, Josep Schmidbauer, John Schmidbauer and Thomas Schmidbauer, all at home; two brothers, Otto Schmidbauer of Chester, and William Schmidbauer of East Liverpool, and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Massey of Gary, Ind., and Mrs. Veronica Clark and Mrs. Margaret Curran of East Liverpool.
Rites will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in the church. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday at the Dawson Funeral Home.