Here is the obituary of Lee Lincoln Bausman, killed in a car/train accident on 20 November 1919 in Austin, Mower County, Minnesota. He was the son of Lawrence and Minnie (Benz) Bausman.
Transcription of Obituary:
Lee Lincoln Bausman was born August 27th, 1890, in Pleasant Valley township, Grundy County, Iowa, and passed to the Great Beyond at the St. Olaf Hospital, Austin, Minnesota, on November 20, 1919, at the age of 29 years, 2 months and 23 days.
Lee lived in this vicinity all his life, except 15 months which time he was serving his country helping quell the great World War, serving 10 months in France in the 64th Machine Gun Company of the 7th Division.
He was under shell fire for 40 days and in the front line trenches 14 days and in position to shell Metz when the orders were flashed over sea and land that hostilities should cease.
Lee was an obedient son, a loving brother and a true friend beloved by all whom he came in contact with during his brief stay with us.
He leaves to mourn their loss his father, mother, six brothers, four sisters and one nephew besides other relatives and friends.