Schultz, Charles 1919

OCT. 14, 1919


Enroute from Idaho to the home of his parents in Wellsville after an absence of 15 years, CHARLES SCHWARTZ, 42, was instantly killed late Tuesday night when the passenger train on which he was riding, met in a head on collision with a freight train at
Gottensburg, Neb., according to word received early yesterday morning by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abner A. Shultz, of the Campground road.
A telegram received by Mr. and Mrs. Shultz Wednesday evening advised them that the body of a man, thought to be their son, was found beneath the wreckage of a baggage car, several hours after the collision occurred.
The father of the young man immediately wired to the latter’s wife in Pocatello, Idaho, in an effort to ascertain whether he was at home. An answer to this message was received shortly after midnight, advising the parents that Shultz had left his home enroute to Wellsville
Mr. and Mrs. Shultz immediately notified the authorities at Gottensburg that the dead man was their son and instructed that his body be conveyed to Wellsville. The remains are expected to arrive here Monday and will be removed to the home of a brother, George Shultz, Seventeenth street and Maple avenue. Further funeral arrangements had not been made last evening, pending the arrival of the body.
Besides his wife, Shultz is survived by two children, his parents, and the following four brothers: Howard and W. S. Shultz of Cleveland, George H. and Everett, of Wellsville.
The deceased was well known in Wellsville, having resided here until 15 years ago. When in Wellsville he was employed by the railway company. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and was affiliated with the Masons. His parents last March removed from Fifteenth street to the Campground road.