Arnold Jr., Harry Monroe (September 1, 1908 - August 1, 1969)

Harry Arnold dies in accident

Douglas Budget - August 7, 1969

Harry Arnold, well-known Douglas resident, was killed apparently instantly Friday, August 1, when he was struck by a car as he was riding a bicycle on the highway near the Platte River Bridge at Orin.

Investigating officials said the driver of the car, Howard Richard Beal, who lives at a local motel while employed with a pipeline company, and Arnold both were traveling west, and Beal said he did not see the victim until after he struck him. County Attorney Tom Burley said no criminal action is contemplated at this time since the accident was apparently unavoidable.

Funeral services were held at Stark's Chapel August 5 with Rev. Gene Tierney officiating. Burial was in the Douglas Park Cemetery and pallbearers were Lloyd Bruegeman, Albert McGehee, Geo. McGehee, Lester Spracklen, Maurice Good, and Bod Manning.

Harry Monroe Arnold, The only child of Harry and Maude Arnold, was born September 1, 1908 at Douglas. He lived in Douglas until 1931 when he moved to Denver where he resided for 17 years. He then moved back to Douglas where he made his home until his death.

He attended the Church of God (Holiness) for the past 12 years. he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star; the Mechanical Engineering Society; and the Steam Auto Club of America.

He graduated from the University of Wyoming with an auto steam mechanical engineering degree. He obtained six patents on high pressure and high temperature steam and hot gas engines and had made several small high-pressure steam boilers and owned, drove and experimented with Stanley Steam cars. Although Harry had no immediate family, he leave behind a host of friends.


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