Tragic Train Accident The Decatur Herald 20 Apr 1947

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Tragic Train Accident The Decatur Herald 20 Apr 1947 - III. She was born in ' , v, oi 1Q1o aru) Three...
III. She was born in ' , v, oi 1Q1o aru) Three Die in Sidney Crash Of Car, Train Sidney, April 19 (Staff) Three members of a Newmna family a retired farmer, his wfie and their infant son were killed today when, their car collided with the eastbound Wabash railroad No. 4 train at a crossing on the east eds.e of Sidney. Dead are Phillip Waltz, 66, his wife Zclma Mae, 29, and their son Joseph Phillip, 4 months old. Dr. W. S. Lamkin. Champaign county coroner, said Mrs. Waltz had been nurse to Waltz' first late wife. THE TRAIN, bound to Detroit, Mich., from St. Louis, was undamaged and continued shortly after the accident at 1:15 p. m. The car was demolished. Waltz, a prominent retired farmer and land owner, was driving a new car. It was believed that a freight train on a siding near the crossing obstructed his view of the approaching passenger train. Bodies of the' three victims were carried 100 yards. An inquest has been scheduled next Thursday at 7:30 p. m. in Sidney town hall. Mrs. Waltz was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Durnil of near lived in Villa Grove and Tolono most' of her life. She and Mr. Waltz were married in October 1942. She leaves two brothers, Glen Durvil of Tolono and Lawrence Durvil of Wisconsin: two sisters, Mrs. Helen Nichols of Champaign and Doris N. Durvil at home. THE BABY, Joseph Phillip, was born Dec. 5, ,1946. Mr. Waltz leaves a sister Miss Irene Waltz of Newman. His first wife. Delia, died in 1941. The bodies were taken to the Barr funeral home in Newman. Funeral services for all three victims are set tentatively for Monday in the Newman Christian church. The hour has not been decided. WRECKAGE OF COLLISION FATAL TO THREE The body of Mrs. Phillip Waltz, 29, of Newman lies under a blanket near the tangled Girl, 16, Killed in Death 'Pact' Pasadena. Calif., April 19 (AP) Lieut. C. H. 'Burlingame of the police homicide bureau said Gerald Snow Welch, 18. brought the body of his 16-year-old sweetheart, Delores Fewkes. to the Pasadena police station this morning and said he shot and then beat her to death in a suicide pact which he failed to complete. The officer said Welch declared wreckage of the new car in which she, her husband and their 4-month-old son were kill Girl, Held Two Years, Back With Family Chicago, April 19 (AP) Five-year-old Mary Ann Kubon, kidnaped two years ago, today renewed her acquaintance with the mother and father she remembers only dimly. Mary Ann arrived from New Orleans accompanied by a policewoman. She was found there April 8 by F. B. I. agents, living with William G. Fuller, 41, an ex-convict who had been charged with ed today at Sidney. The car collided with a Wabash railroad train. (Staff Photo) Fire in Ship Under Control New York, April 19 (AP) Fire broke out today in the No. 4 hatch of the S. S. Honduras Vic tory at its Jersey City pier but was brought under control within an hour, the cost guard here reported, i While fireboats from New York City were dispatched to the scene, Jerey City firemen cut through the deck of the cork-loaded ship and poured streams of wrater on the blaze which at one time threatened

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  2. 20 Apr 1947, Sun,
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