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Ronk - Morton

Source: Crawfordsville Journal, Oct 2, 19__
Ronk shot in eye A distressing accident happened near here last Saturday, (New Ross) which may result in the death of Morton Ronk, formerly of this place, but now of Indianapolis. Ronk was shot in the head when a rifle was accidentally discharged at the close of the afternoon's hunting trip. He was taken to Culver Union Hospital at Crawfordsville Sat. eve. and on Sun. was removed to Indianapolis. The rifle ball passed into his face just below the right eye, passing thru the eye and destroying it. The ball was imbedded in the skull and the young man's condition is regarded as serious. Ronk came here Sat. accompanied by Algy Mason of Cleveland. Together with Edgar Mason, Warren Baker and Ben Baber, they went out near Shannondale hunting. After spending the afternoon in the woods the members of the party met at a central point. Ronk was standing in the auto when the rifle, which had been placed in the machine, was accidentally discharged.

Source: WWI Draft Registration

Oliver Morton Ronk
Age: 30
536 N. LaSalle, Indianapolis, Ind
Born: Aug 2, 1886 New Ross, Indiana
Occupation: Sugar Coater, Eli Lily Indianapolis, Ind
Wife & one child
Medium Build
Medium Height
Brown Eyes
Dark brown Hair
Not bald
Lost one eye
HE Robinson
June 5, 1917
Ward 9, Indianapolis, Indiana
Signed: Oliver Morton Ronk (nice writing

Source: Indiana Death Certificate# #5923
Died 831 W. 44th Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana - home since 1903
Name: Oliver M. Ronk
Age: 49
Wife: Iris M.
Born: Aug 2, 1886 New Ross, Indiana
Age: 57 Years 6 Months 18 Days
Foreman - Eli Lilly & Co
Father: Thomas F. Ronk born Montgomery County, Indiana
Mother: Sofronia Yelton born Putnam County, Indiana
Informant: Mrs. Iris M. Ronk, 831 W. 44th St
Buried: 2-23-1944 Washington Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana
Funeral Directors: Wald, Indianapolis
Dr. BF Hatfield attended deceased from Feb 20 to Feb 20th when he died at 3 a.m. of a coronary occlusion

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