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Hulse, Donald Ross 1915-1930


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 9/30/2021 at 13:56:35

The Algona Upper Des Moines
June 18, 1930

Obituary of Donald Hulse.
Donald Ross Hulse was born May 22, 1915, at Holstein in Ida county, Iowa, where his father, Rev. C. V. Hulse was serving his first pastorate in the Northwest Iowa conference. When he was a year and a half old his parents were transferred to Schaller and two years later his mother died a victim of the Spanish influenza. After three years in Schaller, the parsonage babe accompanied his father, brother Paul and sisters, Vashti and Ruth, to Lohrville where Donald started school and completed the work of the first five grades.

He afterward lived in Correctionville and Kingsley and in October, 1929, was enrolled as a sophomore in the Algona high school. He was a kind hearted, generous, clean lade who did with much enthusiasm whatever he undertook to do. He excelled in swimming, skating and all outdoor sports, and was especially interested in history and handcraft, some of the best articles made in the manual training class of the high school being credited to him this year.

For several years he has been interested in the Epworth League, graduating from the Okoboji Institute last year. He was one of three institutors in a crowd of nearly eight hundred to receive the gold medal for passing Bible, Nature and Life Saving tests. Several weeks ago he announced his intention to enter the Bible Story contest, which is held each year through the Epworth Leagues of the conference. He was awarded first place in the local contest and was on his way home from the sub-district contest when the tragic accident which resulted in his death occurred. His many friends in the Epworth League are left the legacy of his example in good works. He was a member of the church and Sunday School and played the cornet in the Sunday School orchestra at Correctionville, Kingsley and Algona.
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Inquest Held on Wednesday on Hulse Death.

At the inquest called by Coroner W. E. Laird last Thursday to determine the direct cause of the death of Donald Hulse Tuesday night of last week, the following verdict was returned by the coroner’s jury, Albert Ogren, J. A. Raney, and B. H. Winkle: “We do find the said deceased came to his death as a result of a head-on collision by two motor vehicles, One a Ford car, license No. 55-4457, in which the deceased was riding and operated at the time of the collision by Burnell Meyers. The other car being a [word blurred], license No. 55-1655 and operated at the time of the collision by Lyle Runchey, and we further do find that he did come to his death feloniously and that a crime has not been committed on the deceased.”

It seems that both cars were near the center of the road and that probably the drivers became confused by the lights and could not gauge the distance to the other one.

The witnesses were Lyle Runchey, Burnell Meyers, Dorothy Sellstrom, Julia Dearchs, Elby Brown, Rev. W. H. Lease, Emma Spongberg, Rev. Harry Reyman of LuVerne; Deputy Sheriff Everett Harris, Harriette Smith and Rev. C. V. Hulse.


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