Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal, September 23, 1910
Indianapolis, Sept. 23 - In Climbing a ladder placed against a farmer's barn four miles east of Peru, Ind., to demonstrate a lighting rod to Frank Daniels, owner of the barn. Albert Lutz, 33 yeas old, 62 north Germania avenue, lost his hold of the ladder and fell head first to the ground. His neck was broken and he died instantly. The body was brought home last night. Lutz was a machinist and had been in the employ of Munson Bros., lightning rod house, 146 south Delaware street for two years. He is survived by the widow and a ten-year-old daughter, Naomi.
Mr. Lutz was well and favorably known in this city, where he lived all his life until two years ago when he moved to Indianapolis. He worked at the factory of the Indiana Match company for a long time and then took a position with the Ben-Hur Traction Company at the car barns. Before leaving there he became the chief mechanician. While he resided here he was united in marriage with Miss Maude Doyel, 606 Fremont street. The fruits of this marriage was one daughter, Naomi. The wife and daughter survive. Mrs. William Endicott, whose husband is the proprietor of the Northern Cafe, is a sister of Mrs. Lutz. The sudden death came as a great surprise and shock to the relatives in this city. The deceased was a good man with no bad habits what ever hand his untimely death will be mourned sincerely by a host of friends in this city. The body will be brought to this city on Sunday at 1:50 o'clock after the funeral is conducted a the home in Indianapolis. It will be brought on the Ben-Hur traction line and the casket will be opened at the station in order that his friends may view the remains. The interment will take place at Oak Hill cemetery. - kbz