I have bitten the bullet and jumped into the world of online historic newspapers. Granted, I have found bits and pieces of information here and there thanks to Google from newspapers. However, I had never jumped head first into the pool. Oh noes…. This could be really bad.
This morning, while drinking my tea, I found an article telling about the car accident that ended my uncle's life on a rain soaked road, at 18, in 1959. I have also found articles on my grandfather when he was running for the Indiana State House of Representatives. Goodness knows what else I will find over the next few days, weeks, or months!
It has been very fascinating to say the least. I have to admit I was a bit disgusted at the 49 cents per pound for a roast in the 1964 newspaper I was looking at. Mumble, grumble…..
Three Added to Death Toll
United Press International
Three more traffic fatalities, all of them on the rain-drenched roads, sent the Indiana total moving steadily upward today as another weekend opened.
Two of the accidents occurred after the weekend count began at 6 p.m. Friday. The other occurred a short time before the count began.
One of the victims was the son of an Indiana Legislator. Another was killed trying to miss a dog in the highway. The third was an old man in dark clothing who wandered into a busy highway in the evening gloom.
John Combs, 18, Washington, was killed early this morning when his car skidded off U.S. 50, hit a culvert and rolled over near Washington. Combs was the son of Paul E. Combs (R-Washington). Charles Shake, 20, Washington, who was riding with Combs, was taken to Daviess County Hospital with a back fracture and other injuries.
George Beatty, 81, near Columbus, was killed Friday night when he was hit by a car driven by Robert McKain, 35, Columbus, on U.S. 31. Authorities said he fell or stumbled into the path of the car.
John Rue Mercer, 63, Indianapolis livestock buyer, was killed late Friday when his car collided with another vehicle as he swerved to miss a dog in U.S. 421 east of Whitestown.
State Police said the car skidded and struck a car driven by Harold Duckworth, 37, Frankfort. Mercer was thrown to the pavement and died at the scene. Duckworth was treated for a back injury at Clinton County Hospital in Frankfort.photo credit: ShironekoEuro via photopin cc