Hasler, Edward Lionel (Died on 13 Jun 1915)
appeared in Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jun 1915, p. 4

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Edward Lionel Hasler, member of the Onwentsia and Chicago clubs and widely known as a horseman and polo player, was thrown from his mount Sunday afternoon and died later in the Alice home in Lake Forest. Mr. Hasler was breaking in a new polo pony. With Mrs. Hasler and Mr. Hildebrand, who has been coaching the Lake Forest polo players, he was riding through the streets of the town. The horse was mettlesome but his rider seemed to have him in control. In front of the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Dick the pony suddenly reared and Hasler went over his neck and landed rather heavily on the ground.

Mrs. Hasler dismounted and ran to her husband, but he was already on his feet, brushing the dirt from his clothes and declaring he was unhurt. He remounted quickly. The horse bucked, reared again, shook himself, and threw his rider the second time. This time Hasler did not arise. He had struck on his head. Mr. and Mrs. Dick drove up in their automobile at this moment, and had the unconscious man taken into their home. A trained nurse in the employ of the Dick family gave first-aid treatments and administered an injection of strychnine.

Physicians were hastily summoned. They ordered Hasler taken to the Alice home, and he died there several hours after the accident. His skull had been crushed. The Hasler family was in mourning for the death of Gen. Julian Hasler of the English army, who was killed while leading his troops a few months ago. The general was a brother of Mr. Hasler. Mr. Hasler was president and treasurer of the E.L. Hasler company, fruit dealers at 19 South Water street, and lived in Lake Forest. He was three miles from his home when he received his injuries. He was born in Aldingbourne house, near Chichester, Sussex, England on Jan. 12, 1871. He married Miss Helen Persis Lord of Chicago in 1905. There are three children.

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Header: NOTED HORSEMAN KILLED ON SUNDAY; Edward L. Hasler, of Lake Forest, Thrown from His Polo Pony
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18 Jun 1915
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13 Jun 1915
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Hasler, Edward Lionel (Died on 13 Jun 1915)