Rogersville Youth Crushed to Death
Squeezed between two tractors while working on a pipe line near Export, in Westmoreland County, William Wesley Mitchell, 19, well-known Rogersville youth, was crushed to death at 8:45 a.m. yesterday, March 2.
Young Mitchell, son of Charles and Mary Fordyce Mitchell of Rogersville, had been employed for the past year and a half as an equipment operator for the Williams & Austin Pipe Line Construction Co. of Pittsburgh, and had been working lately in helping lay a pipe line near Export.
A lifelong resident of the Rogersville community, he was born April 3, 1931, and attended the Center Township High School. He was a member of the Rogersville Methodist Church.
Besides his parents he leaves three brothers and one sister, Charles Donald, Melvin Fordyce, Gracemile and Harold Lee Mitchell, all at home.
MITCHELL - Friends of William Wesley Mitchell of Rogersville, who was crushed to death Friday, March 2, 1951, in a tractor accident near Export, will be received at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mitchell from 7 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Monday when the body will be removed to the Rogersville Methodist Church where it will lie in state until 2:15 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Monday with the pastor, the Rev. David Dayen, officiating. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville. Scott Funeral Service, Rogersville, in charge.
Democrat Messenger, March 3, 1951 (Greene County, PA)
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