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Remembering 375-Plus Casualties of Water, Fire/Shock, Freezing and Vehicle Accidents

See also Military Casualties - Workplace Deaths in Manufacturing, Mining & Metals - Casualties of Railroad & Streetcar Accidents
In reading thousands of newspaper obituaries over the years, it's been deeply troubling to learn that many hundreds of cousins have lost their lives as casualties of water, fire/electrical shock and motor vehicle accidents. These have ranged from drownings and scaldings to fires, explosions and automobile and motorcycle collisions. So that their lives are never forgotten, this page is dedicated to their memory, to the flame of each life snuffed out far too soon.


~ Drownings and Scaldings (Chronological Order) ~
Name (61)
Death Date
Horse stumbled and fell while fording the Jackson River at Covington, VA during the Civil War
Dec. 20, 1863
Jacob C. Franks - family of Catharine (Weyand) Frank
Swimming in the James River in Richmond, VA during the Civil War
May 20, 1864
Charles N. Sturtz - family of Charles Sturtz
Fishing on a seine near the mouth of Wills Creek along the Muskingum River, OH.
June 1873
John Rochty and daughter Bernice Rochty
Boat sank while crossing the Maumee River near Overty Island, Grand Rapids, OH
April 2, 1878
Boat outing near Lakeside Hotel, Buckeye Lake, OH
Nov. 30, 1884

Firman E. Sturtz - family of Solomon Sturtz

After a heavy deluge of rains, was trying to move cattle off the bottom of where the Rock River had overflowed its banks at Rock Valley, IA.
May 18, 1892
Anna Beaver - family of Anna (Boyd) Sears
Tipped a pan full of scalding water onto herself at home in Greenfield, IN.
June 12, 1902
Ralph Boyd Beaver - family of Anna (Boyd) Sears
Pulled a pail of boiling water on himself at his residence in Greenfield, IN.
Aug. 5, 1902
Harry Overfield - family of John F. Overfield
Fell off a steamboat a quarter mile below the Maidsville landing on the Monongahela River near Morgantown, WV.
Sept. 3, 1903
Delbert Liston - family of  Louise Alice (Martin) Liston Drowned at age 2 years, 6 months at Valley Point near Albright, WV   Oct. 1, 1910 
Rosa Glessner - family of Catherine Ann "Caty" (Comp) Sarver
Fell down a hill at the edge of her yard and drowned in a small stream, only about 6 inches deep, in North Versailles near Pittsburgh.
March 13, 1911
Swimming in the Helen Works reservoir near Smock, PA.
Aug. 9, 1911
Matthias Pauley - family of Hannah (Friedrich) Pauly
Swept over the Klapperthal dam while fishing on the Schuylkill River, Berks County, PA.
May 3, 1913
John A. Williams - family of Emma (Inks) Williams
Swimming in the Helen Works reservoir near Smock, PA.
June 6, 1914
James R. Minor - family of Joseph Minor
Dove off a boat in Maple Swamp in Buckeye Lake, OH.
July 23, 1915
Homer Pringle - family of Bertha (Minerd) Pringle
German Township, Fayette County, PA - details lost
July 7, 1917
Edward Aaron Whitton - family of Drusilla (Welker) Moffitt
Cramped while swimming in Twin Lakes near Paris, IL
May 1921
Roscoe Quinlan France - family of Forest Fay France
Powell Creek near Continental, OH.
May 1922
Harry Rebock Hiles - family of Daisy (Minerd) Hiles
Homemade raft collapsed in the Hope Works reservoir near Smithfield, PA.
April 5, 1928
Cramped while swimming in Mosquito Creek at Youngstown Road Bridge near Warren, OH.
July 4, 1935
Robert Mayle/Maylee and Glenn Mayle/Maylee - family of Hiram Mayle
Automobile crashed over an embankment and into Elk Creek at Nutterdale, WV.
Jan. 16, 1937
Barbara Lee Steward - family of Pernetta Augusta "Nettie" (Pring) Steward After playing in a neighbor's yard, at age 2 years, 8 months of age, wondered off in their Ithaca (MI) neighborhood and fell into a pool of water caused by an overflowing sewer.  April 19, 1937 
Charles P. Turner - family of John Perry Turner
Fell off a sand barge in the Chesapeake Bay at Still Pond, MD.
July 2, 1937
Robert Glenn Stocking - family of Margaret Catherine "Maggie" (Miner) White Ramsell  While in a boat with two older brothers, on Lake Emerald near Grand Rapids, the 5-year-old boy drowned when the boat capsized in deep water. Aug. 6, 1937 
Charles Emmett Harbaugh - family of Winfield Scott Harbaugh
Wading in North Park Lake near Pittsburgh.
Aug. 14, 1938
Gerald Marvin Rankin - family of Flora Belle (Farabee) Miller
Wading in Ten Mile Creek, Morgan Township., Greene County, PA.
June 26, 1941
George Perry Potter II - family of Mary (Leonard) Potter
Swimming in Van Buren Lake south of Rudolph, OH.
June 1944
Luther Mayle - family of Frank Mayle
Swimming in the Tygart Valley River near Philippi, WV.
June 15, 1944
Lewis Clark Jewell - family of Catherine (Minerd) Nesmith Dean  A day after his 15th birthday, drowned while wading in Ten Mile Creek near Carmichaels, PA.   June 11, 1947
Charles Robert Driscoll - family of Mary Belle (Minerd) Riley
Jumped off Pier 5, Youghiogheny Dam near Confluence, PA.
Aug. 16, 1948
Terry Lee Goddard - family of Rebecca "Jane" (Nicklow) McNeill Age 2 years, tripped into a vat of boiling maple syrup and scaled over the entirety of his body.  March 23, 1949 
Lester Virgil Miner Sr. - family of William Thomas Minard
While in a rowboat on Lake Erie near Conneaut, OH, jumped overboard to retrieve a comic book. He slipped below the waterline and disappeared.
July 18, 1951
Thomas White Whyel - family of Bertha (Ingles) Stone
Slipped and fell into the Uniontown (PA) Country Club swimming pool.
June 28, 1952
Osmond Lee “Butch” Davis - family of Laura (Brown) Barnum
Swimming in a farm water tank in Maysville, OK.
June 9, 1954
James Arthur Creighton - family of Mary Ann (Minerd) Crayton Cross  Fell through a thin sheet of ice on Henry's Fish Pond in Callery, PA, in 10 feet of water.  Dec. 27, 1954 
Ephraim “Leroy” Minor - family of John Andrew Miner
Tangled in weeds while wimming in Lime Kiln Lake at Zoar near Mineral City, OH.
Sept. 11, 1961

Wendell Hall - family of Jay Orlando Blythe

While at work for the Zeller Corporation in Defiance, OH, fell into a solution of scalding soap.
Oct. 21, 1962
Walter Kenneth Ayers - family of Susan (Dillow) West
Was boating on a lake near Jerseyville, IL when the boat struck a log and capsized.
Aug. 3, 1963
Jack Hayden Coffey - family of Mary Catherine "Mollie" (McKnight) Pratton
Homemade canoe overturned in the Allegheny River at the mouth of Cowanshannock Creek, 2 miles from Kittanning, PA.
Nov. 11, 1964
Harry “J.D.” Murray - family of Harriet (Younkin) Romesburg
High Point Lake, Somerset County, PA.
July 9, 1966
Duane Douglas Imler - family of Sarah (Comp) Lepley
While swimming in a farm pond near Kennells Mill, PA
June 16, 1968
Donald Walker - family of Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter
Canoe overturned in Clendening Lake at YMCA Camp, Tippecanoe, OH.
Oct. 23, 1968
Wade Sheets - family of Lewis Musser
Lake Michigan near Ludington, MI.
Aug. 1, 1970
David Fabian - family of Charles H. Rose
New Year’s ritual swim in the Youghiogheny River at Connellsville, PA.
Jan. 1, 1971
Charles R. Conley Sr. - family of Austin Coleman Van Horn
Drowned in a small family pond near Akron, OH, while fishing, possibly from an epileptic seizure.
May 27, 1974
Hazel I. (Halfpenny) Stephenson - family of Ira M. Halfpenny
Found dead on the Susquehanna River bank near Berwick, PA, having been missing for 10 days. She reputedly was despondent just before leaving home.
March 1977
Richard Lee Ayers - family of Susan (Dillow) West
Sank while swimming in the Rickgauer Sand and Gravel pit near Kenney, IL
May 17, 1977
Harold Douglas Pirl - family of Charles H. Rose
Indian Creek near Normalville, PA.
May 11, 1977
Johnny H. Barnhart - family of Inez Gertrude (Hayes) Crippen  En route to a party on Mustapha Island in the Ohio River near Parkersburg, WV, was in a boat crossing the river with three others when it tipped over.    July 22, 1979
David G. Plumley - family of Eva Jane (Krick) Plumley While swimming with friends at a quarry south of Wadsworth, OH, along Wall Road, dove from a 30-foot-high cliff and was mortally injured upon impact.
July 17, 1981
Dillon Kenneth Knight - family of Norman W. Knight
Fell through ice while playing on Wixom Lake near Gladwin, MI.
Feb. 14, 1987
Thomas Keally Flaherty - family of Cora Isabelle (Evans Burns) Phelan
Allegheny River at the Highland Park Dam near Pittsburgh.
May 1989
Diane M. Hasch - family of Emma (Minerd) Green
Jumped from the Donora-Monessen Bridge into the Monongahela River at Donora, PA.
Feb. 13, 1990
Carl Kingsley Wake - family of Florence Etta (DeMoss) Wake With a friend, piloting a 41-foot sloop La Vie en Rosealong the East Coast from Norfolk, VA to the Virgin Islands, was caught in Hurricane Lenny.  Nov. 17, 1999
Wayne R. Heinbaugh - family of Missouri (Younkin) Wingerd
Swimming in hotel pool in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
May 27, 2005
Kenneth Varnadore - family of Wilbert Regis "Patsy" Minerd Sr.
Motorboating in Lake Wylie near Charlotte, NC.
July 6, 2016
Garrison Mathis "GareBear" Mayle - family of Rachel (Minerd) Mayle At age 17 months, drowned on the family farm in or near Shinnston, WV.   Sept. 11, 2022



~ Fire/Smoke, Explosions, Electrical Shock (Chronological Order) ~
Name (46)
Baby said to have been dropped from his mother's arms into a burning fireplace when she suffered an epileptic fit, likely near Kingwood, PA.
Benjamin Franklin Troutman - family of Catherine (Emerick) Troutman
The infant's clothing caught fire " from the cooking stove, and before the fire could be extinguished, the child was so badly burned, that he died on Saturday evening following" in Londonderry Township, said the Bedford (PA) Inquirer.
Oct. 19, 1859
Dress ignited while burning wood to heat water for carpet-cleaning in Weldon, IL.
May 11, 1883
Ida M. (Snow) Van Horn - family of Andrew Jackson Van Horn
Burned in a fire at home in Robinson, IL.
Dec. 12, 1906
Viola May Krick - family of James Alfred Krick Was burned in an accidental explosion, likely in Convoy, OH, and contracted an acute case of meningitis.
Sept. 12, 1921
Legs badly burned when his clothing caught fire; died a little more than a week later in Grand Rapids, OH.
March 8, 1922
Caught in a gasoline explosion at the Freedom Oil Company in Mt. Pleasant, PA.
March 1924
Fred A. Johnson and son Darald Gene Johnson - family of Charles A. Dillow
Clothes caught fire while refilling a lighted coal oil lamp at home 7 miles south of Kenney, IL.
Nov. 7, 1926
Dress caught fire while working at a cook stove at home in Belle Vernon, PA
Jan. 1927
Gasoline tank explosion at a small electric power plant in Scullton, PA
July 20, 1931
Fire in an improvised boxcar shanty on a siding of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad in Newell, PA
March 1934
Fannie (McLaughlin) Dean - family of Catherine (Minerd) Nesmith Dean
Can of polish exploded while her husband was cleaning a hot stove in the family kitchen in Uniontown, PA, throwing sparks which ignited her clothing.
Dec. 2, 1935
While repairing a transformer at West Penn Power in Connellsville, PA, came into contact with a live wire and was set afire.
Feb. 2, 1936
Levi Franklin "Frank" Emerick - family of Lafayette Emerick
While in his blacksmith shop, dropped a piece of red-hot on some leaves, which ignited and spread to a nearby barn. Was burned on the face, skull and hands while trying to save a horse trapped inside the burning barn.
April 11, 1945
Norraine Ila Lange - family of Frederick Arthur Behme Electrocuted after turning on a water spigot in the laundry room at home at Bellington, WA after a nearby power line transformer was burning and somehow charged their private water line with electricity.  Nov. 6, 1945
Ralph Robert Sheely - family of Stanford E. Oberdorf
When trying to light a fire, a 5-gallon can of kerosene ignited and exploded, sending flames into the living room, kitchen and small room.
Oct. 16, 1949
Housefire after a kerosene stove exploded in his home south of Tuscarawas, OH
Feb. 16, 1950
Barbara Mae "Bobbi" Hice - family of Minnie May (Ogle) Halfhill
While playing at home with a candle, her dress ignited, with the fire burning over 80 percent of her body.
April 22, 1953
Dorothy (Bailey) Cox - family of Viola (Miner) Cox Collapsed from smoke inhallation while trying to leave her apartment in New Castle, PA after a day bed mattress on the sun porch accidentally caught fire. Oct. 22, 1957 
Deborah Lynn Lockhart - family of Nancy (Martin) Metheny  While playing cowboys and Indians with a mentally ill young uncle, at home in Terra Alta, WV, was tied up, doused with gasoline and set afire.  Oct. 9, 1958 
Housefire blamed on a cast iron space heater in Connellsville, PA
Dec. 3, 1961
Gregory Joseph Hollen - family of Rebecca (Rowan) Robbins  The 17-month-old inhaled smoke and suffocated during a mattress fire at home.   Oct. 24, 1964 
Jay Russell Beeman - family of Sarah Jane "Jenne" (Minerd) Baily  Standing on a boat dock at the Duquesne Canoe Club in Verona, PA, grabbed a pole carrying electrical wires that accidentally was carrying an electrical current.  Aug. 7, 1965
Peggy Sue (Richey) Bierer and children Lori Ann and John David - family of Jesse "Bruce" Nicklow
Overcome by fumes, smoke and burns when a small fire in their sofa spread to the walls of their living room in Connellsville, PA.
Jan. 26, 1968
Robert D. Cypher - family of Jesse "Bruce" Nicklow
While working at Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. in Los Angeles, and adjusting a kiln, his shirt caught fire, rendering burns of the chest and arms.
April 1968
Housefire in the home of her brother Osborne Ream in Draketown, PA investigated by the FBI.
Sept. 1, 1970
James Richard Newingham - family of Mary Emma (Ogle) Newingham Injured in the Hazelwood section of Pittsburgh when a natural gas line exploded while he was working on a backhoe in the 4100 block of Center Avenue, dying a week later.    Aug. 25, 1971
Richard Allen Walters Sr. - family of Lillie May (Knight) Walters While climbing a power pole of Consumers Power, along Dunham Lake Road in Rosscommon County, MI, was electrocuted when touching a hot wire leading into a transformer.    Sept. 5, 1972
Sgt. Jerry D. Wilson - family of Catherine (Minerd) Nesmith Dean  Electrocuted at Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City, LA, when an aluminum ladder on which he was standing touched a high voltage line.   July 16, 1973 
Mary Louise (Giles) Means and son Larry Duane - family of Lucinda Jane "Jennie" (Miner) Turner Stevenson Paolone Fire swept through their home in Elizabeth, NJ
March 26, 1974
David Duane Washabaugh - family of Hester Ann "Hessie" (Devan) Logston Serving a prison sentence on weekends, in the Portage County Jail in Ravenna, OH, set fire to a mattress to get rid of biting bugs, with the fire and smoke burning out of control. May 10, 1975 
Thomas R. Darrell - family of Jesse "Bruce" Nicklow Struck by lightning while walking with friends in St. Rita's Cemetery in Connellsville, PA
June 11, 1976
Edison Arthur "Eddie" Ware Jr. - family of Daniel Foster Sarver Electrocuted while cleaning an electrical transformer at work for J.E. Baker Company of York, PA
June 25, 1980
Ward W. Friend Jr. - family of Dianna (Nicklow) Shipley  Found dead behind the wheel of his car after a fire in the garage of his home in Lemont Furnace, PA.  Feb. 24, 1983
Ralph Dean "Beanie" Barnett - family of John Henry Kennedy  Died following a fire in their home in Vincent, OH.  Oct. 9, 1985
Mia Renee (Tolloti) Kepoo - family of Esther Belle (Minor) Dillon  Trapped in a housefire in Dover, OH, found alive at the foot of the bed near a 2nd story window, but died of burns and smoke inhallation.  Sept. 21, 1991
Mark Wayne Myers - family of Mamie (Walker) Rice Poland A lineman for Imperial Irrigation District, was stringing electrical wire along Lima Hill Road at Bermuda Dunes, CA when electrocuted by 7,200 volts after the wire became energized and the power traveled to a wire puller he was using.
Dec. 27, 1992
Richard Lee Ross - family of Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter Housefire, possibly in Canton, OH.
Sept. 13, 1995
Debra June Gardner - family of Katharyn (Purinton) Haller Tower Housefire in Bowie, MD. Her elderly father was rescued without injury.
Oct. 27, 2000
James R. Marth Sr. - family of Margaret (Thurston) Cramer  Housefire in Scottdale, PA.  March 27, 2009
Colin Patrick McKnight - family of William Stewart McKnight While camping at Seeley Lake, MT, was asleep in his 2001 Nissan sport vehicle when it exploded and caught fire. No foul play was suspected.
June 11, 2015
Thomas Edmund Dick - family of James William Minerd With his home boarded up in hurricane weather, in Sebastian, FL, an electrical box fire ignited and smoldered and he died of smoke inhallation.
Sept. 2, 2020



~ Freezing ~ (Chronological Order)
Name (3)
Death Date
James L. Dunn - family of Catherine Nancy (Van Horn) Oberdorf Dean Dunn Found frozen to death in a doorway at North Fourth Street in Terre Haute, IN.    1897
Angeline Sue "Angie" (Potter) Kilgore - family of Mary (Leonard) Potter While helping move sheep to a ranch on Squaw Creek, near Lander, WY, in a heavy snow, her husband told her to wait in their vehicle while he finished the job. When he returned she was gone, and a foot of snow obliterated her tracks. Was found a few days later on a trail to the ranch.   Sept. 30, 1944
Claude Hannibal - family of Anna Morris (Swearingen) McReynolds Owner of Nebraska Hydro Gas of Alliance, NE, while on a delivery, became stranded in a blizzard and exited his truck to seek help. Was found 3 days later sitting against a haystack.
Jan. 2, 1949



~ Vehicular, Aircraft and Pedestrian Accidents ~
(Chronological Order)
Name (276)
Death Date
Isabel (Minor) Johnston  Thrown from her buggy near Glenford, OH when the horse became frightened by a barking dog.   July 20, 1874
Daniel L. Miner After a night of drinking in Monroeville, IN, passed out and fell from his cart near home, with his head catching between the buggy and the hitching shaft, crushing the skull. Oct. 1893 
Herbert Clark - family of Lucy (Minard) Clark Circling the public square of Mt. Vernon, OH on his motorcycle, between the rails of a streetcar track, his wheels hit the track switch, throwing him to the pavement.
Fall 1912

George Francis Beltz - family of Matilda (Comp) Beltz

Traveling between Enon Valley and Petersburg, PA, was thrown from a moving automobile.
July 19, 1913
Floyd Scott White - family of Margaret Catherine "Maggie" (Miner) White Ramsell Badly injured in an auto accident on Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI, with shock and internal injuries. Died the next day.   Sept. 16, 1917
Julia A. Frank - family of Catherine (Weyand) Frank While Christmas shopping in Bloomington, IL, crossed the street at Main and Washington, was struck and knocked down by a motorist, and hit her head on the pavement.
Dec. 1917
Caroline Jane "Carrie" (Dillow) Houchins - family of Charles A. Dillow Her Ford automobile was struck by an interurban trolley near the Clinton (IL) Country Club.
Oct. 1, 1921
Raymond W. Lame - family of Minerva Jane "Jennie" (Miner) Lame Automobile accident in or near Spencer Township, Ralls County, MO
Aug. 29, 1925
Fred Sisler - family of Susan V. (Martin) Sisler Automobile accident in Seattle.  Oct. 7, 1926 
Kyle Carles Callen - family of Sabina "Lucretia" (Van Horn) Callan While repairing a wheel on his automobile, the jack collapsed, with the car plunging down and crushing him to death at home in Marion, VA.
Sept. 1, 1927
Charles "Silas" and Rachel (Pritchard Dublin) Miner
As passengers in a car driven by their son, the vehicle skidded while trying to pass another around a sharp curve, plunging down a steep embankment.
Dec. 24, 1927
Samuel Sines - family of Nancy (Martin) Metheny While walking near his home in Sang Run, MD, on June 25, 1927, was struck by a passing motorist and received a concussion of the brain. Apparently lingered until the following year.  (?) 1928
William L. Willis - family of Charles Addison Dillow He and his elderly parents and sons were riding in a Chrysler 80 sedan on the Old National Trail, 10 miles east of Vandalia, IL, when the car flipped three times and ejected all the occupants.
Sept. 8, 1929
Arthur Minerd - family of James William Minerd Unexpectedly cut across a road while bicycling with friends in Warren, OH and was struck by an automobile, thrown a distance and hit his head on a curb.
Oct. 9, 1929
Albert Thomas Stone - family of Bertha (Ingles) Stone While riding with his uncle James F. Stone, the vehicle went off the road and wrecked over a dry gully near Silver City, NM.
March 14, 1930

Evelyn Ullery - family of Gertrude (Minerd) Ullery

Struck and killed by a moving automobile near Pennsville, PA
May 1930
Hazel G. (Heston) Gribble Slusher Smith - family of Eugenus C. Gribble Her car turned over while on a curve at high speed near Harrisburg, OH
July 29, 1930
Lafayette Burns - family of Charles A. Dillow South of Clinton, IL, was thrown from a lumber wagon when it was struck by a car attempting to pass on the Salt Creek hill.
Sept. 17, 1930
Ora C. Emrick - family of Josiah Emerick En route to a vacation in Iowa, upon his motorcycle, lost control on a freshly graveled patch of highway and was thrown to the pavement at Grand Mound near Clinton, IA.
Sept. 22, 1930
William Rufus and Laura Alvira "Vira" (Wells) Etter - family of Clarinda (Armstrong) Wells  A fast mail train of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad struck their roadster automobile near Russell, IA. An associated Press story said that "Witnesses said that the train had been whistling for some time before approaching the crossing."    Feb. 10, 1931
Kenneth Paul Barnard - family of Clarissa (Miner) Barnard His motorcycle collided head-on with an automobile on Route 77 in Shermansville, PA  Aug. 31, 1931 
Bernard Bryant Broadwater - family of Sarah (Comp) Lepley His vehicle collided with a truck at the corner of Fulton and Main Streets in Warren, OH
Feb. 7, 1932
John Willis Krick
Vehicle upset and went off the road, plunging over a 10-foot embankment into the Auglaize River near Paulding, OH.
Aug. 30, 1932
Daniel Mayle - family of Inez Gertrude (Hayes) Crippen Vehicle failed to navigate a turn in Bern Township, Athens County, OH
Sept. 15, 1932
Albert Doyle Nabors Jr. - family of Pearl (Beggs) Nabors Altman  Struck by a car and killed while playing in front of the home of a family about to adopt him.  April 23, 1933
William "Benjamin" Hinkly Jr. - family of Allora Ellen (Bush) Johnson
While driving on Port Isabel Road, struck a steer on the highway between Port Isabel and Los Fresnos, TX and was thrown from the vehicle.
Aug. 31, 1934
Ralph Steward - family of Pernetta Augusta "Nettie" (Pring) Steward Struck by a hit-and-run motorist at age 8 while playing and sliding on an icy street near their home in Auburn, IN  Dec. 29, 1934
Daniel Shupe - family of Rachel Ruamy (Murray) Cole While driving on Route 119 near Poplar Grove, Connellsville, PA, his automobile collided with another. The force of the crash smashed the left front wheel and tore the top from the coupe, with the driver thrown from the vehicle.
March 30, 1935
Harold "Wayne" Dean - family of Catherine (Minerd) Nesmith Dean  With his car stranded in mud on the Fairchance-Morgantown Road near Uniontown, PA, and calling for help, he stood in the path of his friend's oncoming motorcycle, thinking it would stop. Was struck head-on and dragged for 20 feet.   Dec. 15, 1935
William Rose - family of Levi Rose After being dropped off at home along Route 281, near Kingwood, PA, was struck and killed by another vehicle.
March 8, 1936
James Austin Harbaugh - family of James Harbaugh Struck by a motorcyclist on the Connellsville-Farmington Highway in Fayette County, PA. His body was found quite a distance away, hinting to authorities that the hit-and-run driver carried the corpse to a spot where he knew it would be found, about 100 feet from a farmhouse.
Nov. 1936
LaVerne Maude (Knight) McMillan - family of Mary Ann (Ream) McMillan While returning from the Christmas party of her husband's sporting goods firm, as a passenger in a vehicle driven by the Terre Haute (IN) Star sports editor, her skull was crushed when the automobile ran off a curving road, plowed into an abutment and overturned.
Dec. 23, 1937
Harold Dwight Harbaugh Hit by a passing vehicle while he tried to walk across Route 40 (the National Pike) at Hopwood, PA. Weighing . 240 lbs., he was knocked about 60 feet to the sidewalk
Jan. 6, 1938
Anna Alice (Kistler) Peters - family of William Gaumer
An automobile skidded on the ice and crashed into their home near Allentown, PA, knocking down the posts holding up the front porch. She came out to the porch to watch her husband and others pull the vehicle out of the wreckage. Without warning, the porch roof collapsed and buried her in the debris.
Feb. 4, 1938
Joseph T. Manson - family of Abraham Lincoln Rhoads  Eight miles east of Lefors, TX, and just two miles from home, his vehicle was struck by a truck operated by a tool and machine company.   May 15, 1938
James Henry Braunns, also spelled "Brauns" - family of Alice (Minerd) Holdsworth Vehicle collided head-on with another on Altman Avenue in Punxsutawney, PA.
Aug. 15, 1938
Richard "Curtis" Mull - family of Josiah Emerick Killed on U.S. Route 30, near Ligonier, PA, when his vehicle crashed into the back of a large tractor trailer hauling a large steam shovel.
May 4, 1940
Jack B. "Jackie" Slonecker - family of Josiah Emerick A 9-year-old boy, was run over by a truck in Mount Pleasant, PA, falling under the right real wheel while trying to hang onto the side of the truck.
Sept. 21, 1940

Noel J. Dawkins - family of Dora (Miner) Dawkins

Vehicle failed to make a curve on Route 128 south of Cowden, IL.
April 1941
Harold "Junior" McLaughlin Jr. - families of Warren McEwen Dean Sr. and Sophia (Turner) Inks As a back-seat passenger, riding with his mother and aunt, was pinned and crushed under the weight of their car after it swerved and overturned, having  failed to make a sharp curve on Route 119 near Sylvan Heights Cemetery.    April 29, 1941
Hugh W. “Huey” Firestone - family of Grant Louis Firestone Sr. Automobile accident in Wyandotte, MI
May 11, 1941
Lloyd Ellsworth Hayes - family of Mary Jane (Firestone) Sidebottom While standing along Route 3 west of Greensburg, PA, was struck by a moving automobile.
Aug. 24, 1941
William "Clark" Oliver - family of Angie (Walker) Oliver Wilson The taxicab he was driving with 3 passengers overturned at the junction of Highway 11 and F -- along the Country Club Road -- near St. Catharine, MO.
Nov. 21, 1941
Nellie (Knight) Ambler and Mildred Marie (Hagen) Ambler Mildred was killed on Memorial Day 1941, crushed when her vehicle overturned at a rural road intersection south of Hutchinson, KS, while Nellie was critically injured and died June 2, 1942.     May 30, 1942
David Mansfield “Mose” Newman - family of Sarepta (Kennedy) Mayle
Struck by a moving automobile in Barbour County, WV.
June 23, 1942
As the brothers-in-law were riding about town in Samuel's Model-T Ford, the engine stalled on the Jefferson Street railroad crossing and the vehicle was struck by a southbound Illinois Central Railroad freight train.
Oct. 2, 1942
Ruby (Comp) Smith Rush - family of Hannah (Sturtz) Comp After surviving a motor vehicle accident on Route 51 near Uniontown, PA, she walked a mile for help only to be struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.
Dec. 13, 1942

Harry Arnold "Schuf" Overholt - family of Arnold A. Overholt

On wet pavement, as the car reached Jones Mills, PA on Route 31, it skidded and rolled over an embankment
Young William Haley - family of Mamie W. (Swearingen) Courtney Haley In Long Beach, CA, while on foot crossing at West Anaheim Street and Hayes Avenue, a vehicle struck him and threw him into the path of another, which ran him over.
Dec. 17, 1943
His car collided a coal truck collided at the Gaddis intersection on the Connellsville road in Fayette County, PA. The wreck was buried under 8 tons of coal and debris.
March 23, 1944
Robert Richard Brantner - family of Ivona Jane "Iva" (Van Horn) Brantner Nixon Jones His truck skidded off Route 23, three miles north of South Bloomfield in Pickaway County, OH, and struck two utility poles.    Feb. 26, 1945
Frederick E. Woodward - families of Warren McEwen Dean Sr. and Sophia (Turner) Inks At the intersection of Route 119 and Dunbar Road, on a curved section near the Lazy Hour Ranch, collided with another vehicle.    May 20, 1945
Raymond Lawrence "Buzzy" Davis Jr. - family of Victoria "Belle" (Martin) Falkenstine Miller At age 2, was struck by a moving vehicle near their home in Mount Pleasant, PA   Aug. 30, 1946
William Frank Strickler - family of Greenwell Reasoner "Green" Shirer In Kansas City, was driving an empty horse-drawn ice wagon and trying to turn onto 27th Street from Raytown Road when struck by a bus.  Nov. 24, 1946
Calvin Burr III - family of Mabel Elise (Hayden) Burr
Automobile accident a few miles east of Auburn, NY
Dec. 6, 1946
Frank George Turner
Passenger in an automobile which collided with a truck on U.S. Route 40 near Flint Rock Park, east of Uniontown, PA
Dec. 23, 1946
Robert McKnight - family of Minnie (Minerd) McKnight
Struck by a moving vehicle on Main Street in Uniontown, PA.
Jan. 13, 1947
Marie Katherine (Curtner) Coombs - family of Andora (Minard) Hickcox Head-on collision with another car on Route 49 south of Arcanum, OH
June 25, 1947
Philip D. Krick
Automobile accident in Saginaw County, MI
Oct. 15, 1947
Robert Minor - family of Jacob Alexander Minor With a friend, was en route to Michigan to look for work. When he was blinded by the lights of an approaching car, his vehicle went off the road and overturned several times near New London, OH.
Dec. 1947
Roy Edward Kennell - family of Sarah (Comp) Lepley After getting out of a truck driven by a cousin, near Wellersburg, PA, fell under the wheels as the vehicle began to move away.
May 13, 1948
Twila Nellie Miner - family of Robert Marshall White Sr. While bicycling along Route 40 in Hopwood, PA, was struck by a motorist when she rode out from between parked cars.
Nov. 10, 1948
William Frederick Leland - family of Philemon D. Armstrong Owner and co-pilot of a twin-engine DC 3 aircraft which crashed in icy-foggy conditions at Boeing Field, Seattle, killing 2 crewmen and 11 Yale University students flying back to school after the Christmas holiday.   Jan. 2, 1949
Harry "Clayton" Rowe - family of Josiah Emerick While driving with cousin Francis Fawl about six miles north of Ottawa, KS on U.S. Route 59, their vehicle collided with an empty gasoline transport truck.
June 10, 1950
Elmer Frank Henning - family of Homer W. Turner A pedestrian, was struck by a tractor trailer just after midnight on April 18, 1951, at the intersection of Pennel and Second Streets in Chester, PA.    April 18, 1951
Alma Elizabeth (Emerick) Burkett - family of Sarah (Comp) Lepley Passenger in an automobile which "went out of control and plunged into a ditch" 3  miles east of Inola, OK on State Highway 33, after being sideswiped by a 19-year-old driver. July 15, 1951
Forest Fay France Two-car collision on Route 108, five miles south of Holgate, OH
April 1952
Arthur Ralph “Buck” Minerd Sr. and nephew William Minerd of the family of Harry Russell Minerd
En route to work, their car collided head-on with a coal truck on Route 88 at the outskirts of Greensboro, PA
May 27, 1952
Walter Abram and Harriet Glen (Reddy) Freed
Skidded on a wet road in Winter Haven, FL, crushing the vehicle, just after leaving a Shriner convention
June 20, 1952
David Edward Miner - family of William G. Miner
Near the entrance to the state hospital on Route 36 in Altoona, PA, struck a berm along a durve and skidded sideways before a collision with another auto, just days before he was to be inducted into the Army during the Korean War.
Orlie James Stocking - family of Margaret Catherine "Maggie" (Miner) White Ramsell After his car struck the rear right bumper of another, on Route M-53 north of Marlette, MI, it ran off the road and into a ditch, he was ejected, and the car rolled on top of him. March 6, 1953 
John Harvey Mayle - family of Sarepta (Kennedy) Mayle While en route with a friend from an outing in the mountains, their pickup truck skidded on wet street pavement and overturned near Elkins, WV
April 25, 1953
Odell Francis - family of Minnie May (Ogle) Halfhill
Was struck and killed by an automobile while directing traffic on Route 171 near Cleburne, TX, during an Air Force convoy of heavy equipment on a mercy mission to tornado-stricken Waco.
May 12, 1953
Albert "Dutch" Richter Sr. - family of Harriet Ann (Nicklow) Prinkey Was walking on York Avenue near his home in Connellsville, PA when struck by a moving automobile. July 16, 1953
John Henry Moon - family of Enoch Miner Sr. After a night of drinking and bar hopping, was a passenger in a vehicle which rammed into the back of a stalled truck on Route 119 near Gaddis Crossroads, Uniontown, PA
Aug. 29, 1953
David "Alfred" and Lissie (Russell) Dillow and their daughter Tina Venita (Dillow) Jackson As passengers in a car driven by a nephew en route to a family gathering in Tacoma, WA, the vehicle collided head-on with another on the Mt. Rainier Highway at Spanaway, at the intersection of 145th and Pacific Avenue.
Oct. 3, 1953
George Miles Hess Jr. - family of Benton "Lucas" White While seated in his station wagon near their home in Hempfield Township, the vehicle was rammed by a truck, with George suffering a fractured neck.   Dec. 8, 1953
James Clifford Kennell - family of Solomon Emerick Two miles south of Hyndman, PA, he "applied the brakes on his car as he approached a slower moving vehicle, which was traveling in the same direction," said a newspaper. His car went out of control and sideswiped a southbound car." His door broke open on impact and he may have been "thrown out and suffered fatal injuries when he fell on the road."
Jan. 24, 1954
Raymond Charles "Dutch" Furman - family of Marcellus Murray While walking along U.S. Route 40 near Uniontown, PA, stepped into the path of a trailer truck which left the scene in a hit-and-run.
April 25, 1954
Ivo "Dale" Miner - family of Hugh Valentine Miner En route to work, the automobile skidded off the road and flipped over an embankment into a ditch along Roiute 34 in Hillsdale, MI.
Jan. 1955
William Ralph Sims Jr. - family of Margaret Catherine (Miner) White Ramsell  Employed as a truck driver in California, while on the road in Mobile, AL, skidded into a dead-end intersection and struck an embankment.  Aug. 2, 1956
Charles William Phillips - family of Arlene Grace (Menefee) Stuck Critically injured in the chest in an automobile accident on Route 92 near Grafton, WV, and died in Grafton City Hospital.
Oct. 27, 1956
Edward Lewis and Phyllis Margaret (Miller) Youngblood - family of John W. Miller Crashed head-on into a concrete abutment over a small bridge on Oldtown Road, 10 miles southeast of Cumberland, MD.
Feb. 10, 1957
Presley Twining France Automobile accident.
March 23, 1957
Ervin Hartman - family of Austin "Frederick" Van Horn Killed when his automobile collided with a tractor trialer in or around Findlay, OH.

Dec. 9, 1957
Charles Richard "Chuck" Darrell - family of Gertrude (Minerd) Ullery While working as a flagman along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, four miles east of the Allegheny Interchange, was struck by a motorist.
May 27, 1958
Myrtle Firestone
On her usual rounds delivering farm goods using a horse and buggy, was riding up a hill east of St. Joseph’s Cemetery near Connellsville, PA when a pickup truck tried to pass and struck the right rear wheel of the buggy.
Sept. 1958
Thelma Jean (Stairs) Appleby - family of Clarence Garner Stairs Automobile accident near Mulberry, FL.
Sept. 20, 1958
Edith Edna Sutton - family of Sarah Caroline (Minerd) Ayars On a driving trip from Michigan to Illinois, she and two co-workers were killed when a freight train collided with their small foreign automobile at Hammond, IN.  Sept. 27, 1958

Alice (Carpendale) Cregger Krick - family of Elijah Krick

Two-car collision at an intersection on the eastern outskirts of Grand Rapids, MI, near her home along Knapp Road.
March 3, 1959
Michael Ray Mayle - family of John Henry Kennedy At age 2, was struck by a car driven by his father in Athens County, OH.  April 25, 1959 
Earl Elmer Van Sickle - family of Caroline (Miner) Musser Seven miles northeast of Coldwater, MI at Bidwell and Gorbell Roads, collided with another vehicle whose driver had been unable to see Earl's approaching car.   June 14, 1959

Gilbert Van Johnson - family of Charles H. Rose

On Route 381 in Mill Run, PA, his vehicle overturned when it struck an abutment.
Nov. 5, 1959
Paul Loren Kennell - family of Solomon Emerick While driving on a straight stretch of road, good visibility and clear going, ascending a long gradual grade of Route 96 near Hyndman, PA, collided with on coming vehicle. Was "thrown into the back seat of his car by the force of the impact that damaged both machines beyond repair [and] was killed instantly because of internal injuries," said a newspaper.
Sept. 3, 1960
Donald Kuhns - family of Minnie (Enos) Kuhns Accident about 16 miles northeast of Cambridge, Ohio when an oncoming car failed to negotiate a turn and went into the path of the Kuhns vehicle.
July 7, 1961
Horace O. Middlebrook - family of Mary Ann (Ream) McMillan While driving south of Sebetha, KS, along a county road, failed to stop at a stop sign and pulled directly into the path of an oncoming car.
May 21, 1962
Beverly (Dalton) Corty - family of Sylvia (Dillow) Delamere West Along U.S. Route 20 near Poppy Road, west of South Bend, IN, lost control along a slight grade when unable to navigate a curve to the left, with the car rolling over three times, throwing her out.
Oct. 3, 1962
Jack L. Walrath - family of Marion W. Miner A licensed pilot of small aircraft, was flying a new plane from California to his home base in Montana when it crashed near Billings, MT.  April 1963
Clara (Bruce) Henneman - family of Ostie (Minard) Henneman Struck by a motorist while helping someone having car trouble on the east side of Clarinda, IA.
Aug. 1, 1963
Alfred Eugene Hatton Jr. - family of Edna (Gorsuch) Hyatt The automobile in which he was riding slammed into utility poles and rolled over in Painesville, OH.
Oct. 13, 1963
Margaret (Emerick) Kane - family of Josiah Emerick While working in her front yard in Cumberland, MD, was struck by a moving vehicle operated by a 16-year-old boy and thrown over the curb.
April 23, 1964
Mary Elizabeth (Hyatt) Tickus - family of John C. Hyatt  Automobile collision in Michigan, possibly near Dearborn  July 14, 1964 
Geraldine (Gerhard) Yarbrough - family of Thomas Ream Jr.
Three-vehicle accident along Route 32 near Muncie, IN when her car was rear-ended as she was stopped, trying to make a left turn.
Sept. 12, 1964
Dale Edward House - family of Thomas Ira Gribble Passenger in an automobile which rolled over several times along Route 283 in or near Painesville, OH
Nov. 3, 1964
A. Dewey Porter - family of Lydia (Emerick) Beal Struck by a passing motorist while walking to work at Frostburg (MD) State College, sustaining a crushed chest, fractures and internal injuries.
Feb. 3, 1965
William "Edward" and Bernadine Elizabeth (Savely) Willis - family of Charles Addison Dillow Husband and wife driving together were killed in a two-vehicle, head-on collision on U.S. Route 24 west of Burnettsville, near Monticello, IN.   March 6, 1965
Merle Robert Turney - families of Martha (Leonard) Turney and Lucinda Jane "Jennie" (Miner) Turner Stevenson Paolone While driving on the Ohio Turnpike near Berea, was badly injured in a two-car crash and pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital.
March 19, 1965
Orville Gary - family of Minnie Edna (Miner) Gary Vehicle lost control and veered off Route 219 in Garrett, PA.
August 1965
Charles Alexander Frey Jr. - Family of Victoria "Belle" (Martin) Falkenstine Miller While working on his car at home in Corpus Christi, TX, the vehicle slipped off its jack and crushed his skull.   Aug. 24, 1965
Terry Lee Miner - family of William M. Miner  Died in an automobile accident in Michigan.   March 1966

Dennis Michael Wilscam - family of Frank Minerd

The brakes locked with the vehicle propelled into a ditch on the Butler-Sedgwick County line near Andover, KS.
Nov. 12, 1966
George D. Hunter - family of Walter Edgar Minerd  After an evening of Christmas caroling, was struck by a passing motorist while crossing the Old Pennsville Road near Connellsville, PA   Dec. 21, 1966 
Kenneth Miner - family of Charles Miner
Believed to have been an automobile accident on U.S. Route 61, about a mile north of Montrose, IA
March 1967
James Gordon Menear - family of Ida (Gribble) Groves King Killed in a two-car collision on U.S. Route 19 north of Gore, WV.    June 6, 1967
Stephen Minard
Wreck on Route 119 near Philippi, WV on after suffering a heart attack.
July 2, 1967
Terry Brown - family of Harry Minerd Automobile accident in Anderson, CA
Nov. 1967
Beryl Eugene Kennedy - family of Ressie Ray Kennedy Automobile accident in or near Sandusky, OH.
April 11, 1968
Gertrude (Bristol) Hushower - family of Harvey S. Bristol Was a passenger in a car which failed to yield the right-of-way and was rammed broadside by another vehicle at the intersection of U.S. 12 and Portage Road near Niles, MI. The vehicle went into a spin crossing several lanes of the bypass and into a field at the intersection.
June 18, 1968
Haulzie "Paul" Rhodes - family of Sarah Jane (Addis) Rankin While driving near Outcrop, PA, lost control of his truck. After an impact, was thrown from the vehicle, and suffered a fractured neck and fractures of the skull, crushed chest and internal bleeding.
Dec. 17, 1968
Baron Hugh "Barry" McCutcheon - family of Walter Edgar Minerd  His small sports car made a head-on collision with two other vehicles on Route 119 near Mt. Pleasant, PA. Feb. 8, 1970 
Linda Sue (Barron) Harshman - family of Anna Belle (Trout) Hower While drinking and driving in a small foreign-made sportscar, the automobile lost control and struck the Perkiomen Creek Bridge on Egypt Road before smashing into a telephone pole near Oaks, PA.
March 7, 1970
Dr. Robert William Guie - family of Lydia (Emerick) Beal His vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed along Route 711/Springfield Pike near Connellsville, PA, and cross the centerline on a curve and collided head-on with another car, with both bursting into flames.
July 29, 1970
Larry Randolph Sisler - family of Susan V. (Martin) Sisler  Killed in an airplane accident near Virginia City, NV.   Sept. 12, 1970
Mabel Edith (Behme) Caughell and Helen Ivy (Behme) Lange - family of Frederick Arthur Behme While riding together with sisters Regina Olson and Maude Elliott on Interstate 5, about 4 miles south of Everett, WA, their car veered off the highway, with Mabel killed and Helen so badly injured that she died nearly 3 months later.  Sept. 26, 1970 (Mabel) and Dec. 19, 1970 (Helen)
Mark Andrew Meosky - family of Hester Ann "Hessie" (Devan) Logston Nearing his 11th birthday, was struck and killed by a moving vehicle on Lake Avenue north of Elyria, OH. 
Nov. 25, 1970
Roy Eugene Pullin - family of Mary Ann (Ream) McMillan His automobile skidded on an icy road near Cedar Rapids, IA and turned over.
Dec. 12, 1970

Mary Hunsberger - family of Johan George Wetzel

Head-on crash between the Route 512 and Route 191 exits of Lehigh Valley Thruway in Northampton County, PA
Feb. 1971
Larry Eugene Rose - family of Samuel V. Warner
Was a passenger in a two-vehicle accident on Illinois 136 one mile east of Gifford, iL 
March 16, 1971
Charles James Behler II - family of Susan (Dillow) West
Thrown from his motorcycle in Rockford, IL while trying to avoid an oncoming automobile.
May 24, 1971
Lloyd Keith Dalton - family of Emily Jane (Minerd) Mayle While stationed with the 3rd Marine Air Wing at Yuma (AZ) Air Station, was riding in a bus and pushed out the rear door by a fellow Marine and was struck by a trailing vehicle.
June 1971
Jack Phillip Ross - family of Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter Struck and killed by a moving automobile at the corner of Gibbs Avenue Northeast and Hiner Place in Canton, OH
Oct. 5, 1971
Anna (?) Birch - family of Andrew J. Birch Automobile accident in Odessa, TX
Richard Tanks - family of Lillie May (Knight) Walters His vehicle collided with a wrecker truck along Michigan Route 21 in Caledonia Township, Shiawassee County.   Jan. 16, 1972
Mickey Fitzgerald O'Brien - family of Dianna (Nicklow) Shipley  The 10-year-old ran in front of a moving car at North Angus Street and East Ashlan Avenue in Fresno, CA and was struck. Died after 17 months in a coma.  April 12, 1972 
John Rudolph "Harry" "Swede" Carlson - family of Elizabeth Ann "Lydia" (Turner) Heltebran Colosimo Accident along Route 51 near Elizabeth, Allegheny County, PA.  June 23, 1972
Joann M. (Hainzer) Rose - family of Albert Lloyd Minerd The motorcycle on which she was riding was struck by a moving train at a railroad crossing in Twakuni, Japan   Oct. 7, 1972
Martin J. Walsh Jr. - family of Barbara Eleanor (Minerd) Walsh
While driving in East Providence, PA, a large rock crashed through the vehicle's windshield.
Robert Huttinger - family of Eva Jane (Krick) Plumley On the west side of Butte, MT, his motorcycle skidded on ice and into the path of a pickup truck.
Feb. 22, 1973
Eric Allen Welsh - family of John W. Miner Was a passenger in a vehicle which was crossing railroad tracks after a train had passed, only to be struck when the train stopped and backed up.
March 21, 1973
Wanda Kay Rodeheaver - family of Alfred Rankin
Automobile accident near the Valley Iron Furnace on the outskirts of Albright, WV.
July 9, 1973
Donald Gene Morris Sr. - family of Mary "Adaline" (Miller) Shaffer Killed with a co-worker when their company pickup truck was rammed head-on by another truck at Main and Melick Streets in Mount Vernon, OH.
July 30, 1973
James William Madden - family of Martha Aurilla (Fawcett) Shomaker While stopped along Route 17 in Yorktown, VA, to help a motorist who was out of fuel, he went to get gasoline and was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.  Aug. 26, 1973
John Frederick Tanner - family of David "Nesbit" Miner  Accident in Jefferson County, TX  Nov. 14, 1973 
James Edward Herbeck and brother Paul David Herbeck - family of David "Nesbit" Miner Two-automobile accident on Highway 146 near Seabrook, TX.
Dec. 17, 1973
Susan Denise Pratton - family of Mary Catherine (McKnight) Pratton Vehicle in which she was a passenger collided with a truck at the intersection of 75th Street West and Manatee Avenue in Bradenton, FL. July 26, 1974
Jerry E. Sumey - family of Catherine (Minerd) Zinn Age 4, a car he was riding in ran off Rablee Road in Flint Township, Genesee County, MI  June 14, 1974
David Gene Grimm - family of Martha (Leonard) Turney Was riding his motorcycle heading north on Route 711 near Normalville, PA. The bike struck a guard rail and he was hurled over the hillside, landing next to a creek.
July 28, 1974
Uriah Paul Rimel - family of Ida (Murray) Ritenour  His motorcycle failed to negotiate a downhill curve on L.R. 26015, 2 miles north of Dawson, PA, careening over an embankment, plunging 100 feet and striking a tree.  Aug. 19, 1974
Ralph Lee Smalley - family of Sarah Elizabeth (Turner) Smalley At the wheel of an automobile which crashed into a tree along Coolspring Road near Lemont Furnace, PA
Sept. 29, 1974
John Edward Hall II - family of Thomas Minerd Vehicle rolled over an embankment.
Oct. 1974
Janis Jean (Johns) Bonn - families of Warren McEwen Dean Sr. and Sophia (Turner) Inks Accident on East Bluewater Highway a half mile east of Ionia, MI, when an oncoming vehicle turned left in front of hers'  and the two cars crashed almost head-on. Oct. 22, 1974 
Robert William "Rob" Conn - family of Jesse Andrew Conn  His car struck a telephone pole after veering off of a street in Fairfax, VA.  Feb. 14, 1975 
James A. Brown - family of Hannah "Lucy" (Murray) Eicher Vehicle went out of control, struck a utility pole, rolled over and came to rest on another utility pole along Route 711 near Connellsville, PA.
March 22, 1975
Frederick Martin Brantner - family of Ivona Jane "Iva" (Van Horn) Brantner Nixon Jones During a flash flood, at Rising Sun, MD, his car was swept off a bridge crossing Stoney Run and was carried downstream into a field and turned over, pinning him inside.    July 21, 1975
Dale Alan Geary II - family of Christena (Emerick) Burkett Killed when his mini-bike collided with a pickup truck on a sharp turn about two miles north of Route 36 at Mt. Savage, MD. The mini-bike lodged underneath the chassis.
July 22, 1975
David Alan Denvir  - family of Margaret (Miner) Bottomley Was riding in a car driven by another 16-year-old, and while trying to pass it struck another vehicle and hit a utility pole on Ohio 88 near Ravenna.
Sept. 5, 1975
Lillie Kathryn "Kathy" (Solomon) Overturf - family of William G. Miner Injured near Wooster, OH when she was driving north on Ohio Route 57 and collided with a car which had run a stop sign. Pronounced dead on arrival at Wooster Community Hospital.
Oct. 29, 1975
Delbert E. Rankin - family of George W. Rankin Having missed a turn, and then backing up on Route 119 at Collier Crossroads near Fairchance, PA, was struck by a truck.
Dec. 30, 1975

Melvin Rose - family of Charles H. Rose

Vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with another on the Springfield Pike near Connellsville, PA.
June 15, 1976
Curtis Allen Gibbs - family of Mary Catherine "Mollie" (McKnight) Pratton Motorcycle accident in Key West, FL
Aug. 27, 1976
Catherine A. (Wilson) Pauff- family of Mary (Leonard) Potter While walking at night along Range Line Road in Weston, OH, near Euler Road, was struck by a passing, drunk driver and her body severed in two.
June 5, 1977
Albert J. Porterfield - family of Thomas Ream Jr. His International station wagon skidded on an icy road near Confluence, PA and plunged down an embankment, colliding with a tree.
Dec. 3, 1977
Darrell Wayne Dean - family of James "Andrew" Dean Automobile accident in or near Terre Haute, IN
Jan. 1, 1978
Phillip Wayne Brown - family of Clarinda (Armstrong) Wells Automobile accident near Rochester, NY   Sept. 13, 1978 
Carl Henry Richter Jr. - family of Mary Ann (Miner) Richter Motorcycle accident
Bryan "Beans" Nichols - family of Andora (Minard) Hickcox Was driving south on Union Pike near Richmond, IN when his vehicle hit a dip in the road, became airborn, lost control and then went off the road, striking a utility pole, splitting in half and throwing him from the car.
Feb. 24, 1979
Larry James Hiles - family of Daisy (Minerd) Hiles Predilla
His vehicle was struck broadside by another at an intersection near Altoona, PA, with his car striking a curb and flipping over.
March 11, 1979
Clark “Bunky” Kusaj - family of Charles Arthur "Charleroi Charley" Younkin
At age 15, was among 10 children en route to a party in a pickup truck along Patuxent Road in Anne Arundel County, MD. The driver lost control and careened into a row of trees. The Washington Post called it "Maryland's worst traffic accident in a decade."
April 23, 1979
Charles Lewis "Skip" Miller Jr. - family of Irene (Miner) Welsh Automobile accident, possibly in West Virginia
April 28, 1979
Harter Mayle Jr. - family of Mary (Mayle) Croston Hunter Critically hurt in an automobile-motorcycle accident at Navarre Road and Perry Drive Southwest in Canton, OH. Lingered for a month before death.
July 30, 1979
George Daniel Ray Sr. - family of Margaret Catherine "Maggie" (Miner) White Ramsell Struck by a moving vehicle as he walked on Route M-37 near Yankee Springs Road in Michigan.  Jan. 25, 1980 
Lenard Philip Ayers - family of Susan (Dillow) West
While piloting a Lear jet, the aircraft crashed near Dalhart, TX
April 11, 1980
Brian Lee Hufford - family of Rebecca (Rowan) Robbins  Driver of a pickup truck carrying 13 people that crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer on U.S. Route 301 near Middletown, DE. July 29, 1980 
Kelly Suzanne Ross - family of Hester Ann "Hessie" (Devan) Logston  Was a passenger in a vehicle which was traveling at high speed, failed to navigate a turn and struck a utility pole on Whiskey Bottom Road near Laurel, MD. April 25, 1981 
Harry Edward Roe - family of Hannah "Lucy" (Murray) Eicher While on Route 51 near Perryopolis, PA, the driver of a northbound truck crossed a small concrete median barrier and collided with Harry's truck headed southbound.
Oct. 28, 1981
Richard Louie Moore - family of Cordelia (Warner) Roberts His pickup truck veered off 12th Avenue south in Nampa, ID and crashed into the brick steps of the front of Roosevelt Elementary School.
May 19, 1983
Diana Lynn (Shaffer) Houze - family of Harry Russell Minerd Motorcycle accident in or near Smithfield, PA
Sept. 5, 1983
Tamara (Russell) Crosser - family of Elizabeth Ann "Lydia" (Turner) Heltebran Colosimo  While on her honeymoon, in Maryland, was struck and killed by a motorist.  1984

Arthur Minor - family of William Thomas Minard

Struck and killed by two automobiles near the intersection of Lake Road in Clarendon, NY. Suspecting foul play, the family engaged a psychic to try to solve the mystery and asked that additional assistance.
June 7, 1984
John "Wayne" Prinkey - family of George E. Rowan
Accident while driving on Route 35 north of Corriganville, MD
Patricia Ann (Konkey) Miller - family of Harvey S. Bristol Was driving north on U.S. 33 near South Bend, IL when her vehicle lost control, side-swiped a pole of the Indiana & Michigan Electric Company, hit another pole and flipped several times.
June 16, 1985
Howard J. Mayle - family of James Riley Woody While driving his hay wagon on Ohio Route 555 near Chesterhill, the wagon was struck by a hit-and-run dump truck. July 19, 1985
Elmer David "Wink" Stillwagon - family of Irene (Miner) Welsh Stopped to assist someone in an automobile accident, and suffered a heart attack with death following soonafter.
Sept. 14, 1985
Alan R. Leslie - family of Amanda (Younkin) Hechler Vehicle left Route 55044 in Milford Township, Somerset County, PA and struck two trees.
May 1986
Jon Robert Willis - family of Charles Addison Dillow His vehicle was struck by a drunk driver who failed to yield at a stop sign n Durkin Drive near Springfield, IL.   Dec. 20, 1986
Charles J. Haggard - family of Harry Minerd While driving alone eastbound on the Gene Snyder Freeway at the overpass of Interstate 65 near Louisville, KY, the car struck a bridge abutment, continued down the road, went off the side, struck a guard rail and overturned.
June 21, 1987
David Houghton Jr. - family of Jesse Floyd Goins Vehicle accident in Charlotte, MI
Nov. 23, 1987
Joseph William Shaffer Jr. - family of Harry Russell Minerd Automobile veered across into the oncoming lane and crashed into a tree, bursting into flames, on Route 119 north of York Run Crossroads near Smithfield, PA
Sept. 26, 1988
Robert C. Haddad Sr. - family of Caroline (Miner) Musser  Three-car accident on Mary Street in Lansing, MI, with his vehicle colliding with a northbound motorist, then becoming airborne and flipping onto a third car.   Oct. 28, 1988
Joseph Cassius Cooperrider - family of Allie (Johnston) Cooperrider Automobile accident believed to have been in San Jose, CA.
Nov. 11, 1990
George C. Palm - family of Lillian (Miner) Sheaks Little Automobile accident near Fremont, OH Dec. 16, 1990 
Brian Lee Webb - family of Horton Howard Younkin  After his car had broken down. was struck by two passing motorists from opposite directions while walking along Coonpath Road in Lancaster, OH. Dec. 27, 1990 
Russell E. Johnson - family of Laura Belle (Younkin) Shroyer One-vehicle accident in Saltlick Township, Fayette County, PA
Brian "Todd" Core - family of James "William" Overfield Struck by a hit-and-run motorist while riding his bicycle on Illinois Route 13 near Crab Orchard Marina in Williamson, IL    Aug. 1, 1991
Kinnison Frederick Cribley - family of Daniel Miner  A volunteer fireman in Oregon, OH, was en route to a fire scene at the corner of Wheeling and Munding when his vehicle collided with another.        Dec. 13, 1991
Charlotte Delight (Moore) Tanner - family of David "Nesbit" Miner

While riding with her aunt Orabelle Courntey in League City near Galveston, TX, their Ford Crown Victoria turned from the Interstate 45 feeder road onto FM 646 and collided with another vehicle.

Aug. 13, 1992
Christopher Gosser - family of Rebecca (Rowan) Robbins    Struck by a moving vehicle while riding his bicycle near his home in Townsend, DE  Sept. 30, 1992 
Doris Livonia (Delamere) Fenner Walker - family of Sylvia (Dillow) Delamere West Her vehicle collided with one operated by a 15-year-old unlicensed driver as she was turning from Cleveland Road onto Parkview Street near South Bend, IN, ejecting her from the car.
Feb. 10, 1993
Leroy George "Roy" Jameson III - family of Margaret Elizabeth (Pring) Cornell Killed in a crash of a Cessna 172 aircraft, with newspapers reporting that, after having been stolen from the Palm Springs Regional Airport, had"clipped a communications tower and crashed into a Painted Hills canyon."  March 19, 1993 
Carolyn (Kirkpatrick) Kick - family of Arvilla (Minard) Marshall    Her car collided broadside with a bus carrying 26 members of a drum and bugle corps from Illinois on U.S. Route 30 and Ashland County Road 175 near Mansfield, OH. It was considered a "mass casualty incident" but none of the bus riders was seriously hurt.   June 23, 1993 
Larry Ray "Butch" Anderson - family of George E. Rowan Automobile accident
July 11, 1993
Carl Leonard Hall Sr. - family of Elizabeth (Rowan) Hall  While en route to a nighttime service call in Quakertown, PA, his towtruck struck a large tractor trailer backing into a driveway along Route 313 in East Rockhill Township.  Dec. 19, 1993
Alicia Ann Mayle - family of George Riley Minard Automobile accident south of Grafton on U.S. Route 199 and Route 250.
Dec. 4, 1994
April C. Mayle - family of Sarepta (Kennedy) Mayle
Struck by a hit-and-run driver in Michigan
May 6, 1997
Timothy Daniel Pirl - family of Charles H. Rose Automobile accident
July 10, 1997
Asenath "Sennie" (Bennett) Helmantoler - family of Marcellus Murray While driving on Route 481 in Centerville, PA, on a sharp curve, she lost control of her car which tumbled over a 25-foot embankment.
Nov. 27, 1997
Stacy Halbrook - family of William G. Miner While making a sharp curve on Mountain Road, Berks County, PA, her van veered across the road and into a tree, rolling over and coming to rest in the middle of the road.
May 29, 1999
Matthew James Gaumer - family of Daniel Gaumer Automobile accident along Interstate 80 near Colfax, IA. June 27, 1999
Janet (Keller) Bowser, Lori Ann (Bowser) Euler and Sherri Lyn Bowser - family of Sarah Jane (Miner) Shepard A van failed to yield and collided with the Bowser vehicle at the intrsection of Box and Jeffers Roads in rural McClure, OH.  Sept. 30, 1999
Gary Allen Peck - family of Amanda (Younkin) Hechler While driving on Route 281 in Upper Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County, PA, his truck veered off the road, hit a dirt embankment, rolled and plunged down a steep hill.
Oct. 29, 1999
Neil Sherman Fassett - family of Lillie May (Knight) Walters Automobile accident in Gladwin, MI.    Nov. 19, 1999
Howard E. Walter - family of William Samuel Jewell Automobile accident in or near Toledo, OH.
Dec. 19, 1999
Jay Todd Yerty - family of Gertrude Sophia (Minerd) Ullery While driving with his wife Tina northbound on Route 866, two miles south of Williamsburg, PA, an oncoming vehicle cross the centerline and struck theirs' head-on. Fortunately she survived.  March 19, 2000
Leslie D. Quairiere, RN - family of Mary "Alice" (Minerd) Ellis Doughty
At age 28, driving near her home in DuBois, PA, her venicle was struck by one operated by a drunk driver. She was life-flighted to Pittsburgh and died soon after arrival.
June 12, 2000
Pauline (Kennedy) Sephfus Flowers - family of John H. Kennedy Automobile accident near Chesterhill, OH
Nov. 20, 2000
Jeremy Robert Henderson - family of John W. Miner At age 12, killed in a vehicular accident south of Montana City, MT
July 28, 2001
Scott Love - family of Elijah Krick Automobile accident in or near New Haven, IN
March 28, 2002
Ray Lou (Brunner) Miner - family of John W. Miner Automobile accident in or near Alliance/Cleveland, OH
Oct. 19, 2002
Larry Steven "Steve" Rose - family of Charles H. Rose Fell asleep at the wheel, drifted off the road and collided into a tree near Kreager, PA.
Dec. 3, 2002
Thomas M. Isiminger - family of Andrew Jackson Birch Killed when the vehicle in which he was a passenger was speeding on Interstate 79, lost control and crashed into a bridge abutment.
Sept. 18, 2003
Justin Lee Kingan - family of Thomas Minerd Vehicle crossed into the median strip and went out of control into the oncoming lane and into the path of a tractor trailer on Route 119 near the Fayette County Fairgrounds near Dunbar, PA.
Dec. 6, 2003
John R. and Sandra Ann (Anastasion) Means - family of Mary Ann (Miner) Richter Automobile accident on Route 31 near Donegal, PA when their vehicle was struck head-on by another car which had crossed the centerline on a curve in the road.
Jan. 1, 2004
Amber L. (Culleton) Vaughn - family of Mary Emma (Ogle) Newingham  Vehicle accident in or near her home of Tunkhannock, PA.     March 23, 2004
Joshua Isaac Allen - family of John William Rankin Vehiclular accident, possibly in or near his home in Cave Junction, OR
July 7, 2004
Jeanetta Pearl (Donaldson) Loncharick Nicholson - family of Charles H. Rose During a domestic dispute in front of their home near Normalville, PA, she moved onto the road and was struck by an oncoming vehicle, flipping her body flipped over where it was hit by another car moving in the opposite direction.
Nov. 29, 2004
Melanie Mayle - family of Inez Gertrude (Hayes) Crippen Automobile accident on Route 550 near Bartlett, OH.
April 6, 2005
Mike Stetzel - family of Eva Jane (Krick) Plumley Four-wheeler accident on the North Fork of the Boise River near Boise, ID
April 8, 2005
Ryan Charles Jobes - family of Charles Ray Minor Automobile accident on Interstate 64 near Beckley, WV
Dec. 20, 2005

Joseph Norman Miner III - family of William M. Miner

Automobile accident in Delton, MI
Sept. 27, 2006
Donald E. Nichols Sr. - family of Rachel (Minerd) Mayle Automobile accident - details not known
Gerald Roscelle Logston Jr. - family of Hester Ann "Hessie" (Devan) Logston Motorcycle accident in or near Charlotte, NC.  Aug. 5, 2007
Frederick Alan "Sudz" Bernichio - family of Charles S. Luckey
Motorcycle accident near his home in New Mexico
Dec. 18, 2007
Melenia Bierworth - family of Daniel Miner  Accident on Interstate 80 near Grove City, PA   June 20, 2008
Joseph Dale Miller Jr. - family of Elizabeth Ann "Lydia" (Turner) Heltebran Colosimo Accident in Port Royal, VA   Jan. 9, 2009
Audrey Nicole Kingman - family of Irene (Miner) Welsh The 1992 Chevrolet S10 she was piloting struck an oncoming vehicle on Route 711 near Hawkins Hollow Road in Mill Run, PA, and then crashed into an embankment.
July 3, 2009
Greg Alan Grimm - family of Catherine (Minerd) Zinn  While navigating a left curve along Route 857 , his Chevrolet Blazer left the road and collided with a brick wall at the entry to the Fayette County Area Vocational-Educational Technical School.  July 27, 2009
Kyle David Chryssoverges - family of Eltha Maud (Minard) Slack Was driving a pickup truck in Kenner, LA when it swerved and struck a drainage culvert, overturning in the drainage canal along the Joe Yenni Boulevard. Nov. 8, 2010
Matthew David McLaughlin - families of Martha (Leonard) Turney and Charles H. Rose
Vehicle accident, possibly in or near Connellsville, PA
March 18, 2012
Dawnielle Paige Victor - families of Charles H. Rose and Enoch Miner Sr. Passenger in a two-car automobile accident along Breakneck Road in Connellsville, PA
Jan. 13, 2012
Alexandra "Sammy" (Greene) Ogren - family of Norman Bruce Ream Her vehicle was struck by a teen fleeing police on University Avenue in South Provo, UT, hear the Interstate 15 interchange  May 20, 2012

Amber Hall - family of John Andrew Miner

Automobile accident in or near Magnolia, OH
Jan. 1, 2013
Sandra Dee (Phillips) Dealey - family of James Alfred Krick Was caught in a chain reaction of crashes when a truck driver failed to slow at an intersection in New Haven, IN and rear-ended the first in a line of cars.
Jan. 8, 2013
Shelly Leeann Murphy - family of Elizabeth Ann "Lydia" (Turner) Heltebran Colosimo Her 2000 Mazda veered off of Virginia Avenue and collided with a utility pole near Industrial Boulevard in Cumberland, MD   July 27, 2013
James Eugene "Jim" Jones - family of Agnes (Younkin) Crabtree Passenger in a vehicle which collided with another vehicle which had run a stop sign at the intersection of Ohio Rouite 231 and Township Road 43 between Nevada and Sycamore, OH.
March 30, 2015
Jamilyn Renee Hull - family of John Andrew Miner Automobile accident in The Woodlands, TX
June 25, 2015
Alan C. Nagle - family of Margaret (Halfpenny) Nagle  While riding his Honda Shadow motorcycle, and wearing a helmet, his bike was clipped as he swerved to avoid an oncoming automobile near Forks south of Benton, PA on Route 487, throwing him to the pavement.   Aug. 2, 2015
James David Mathias - family of Hester Ann "Hessie" (Devan) Logston All-terrain vehicle accident near Flat Rock Road in Fayette County, PA.  Aug. 29, 2015 
Charles William Renkel - family of Margaret Catherine "Maggie" (Miner) White Ramsell  Lost control of his Dodge Durango along County Road 6064 near Springfield, MO, leading to a crash. He died 3 days later.   Dec. 22, 2015
Theresa (Minerd) Charnovich - family of Thomas Michael Minerd The vehicle in which she and her daughter were riding was struck head-on by a driver under the influence of heroin. She lingered for 4½ months until death.
June 9, 2016
Timothy Arl Helms - family of Mary "Adaline" (Miller) Shaffer "Fiery" motorcycle accident on State Route 3 and Fulton Road in or near Wooster, OH.
June 12, 2016
Kodie Maray Hollinshead - family of Dora (Miner) Dawkins All-terrain vehicle accident in Effingham, IL
Oct. 23, 2016
Andrew James McLaughlin - family of Martha (Leonard) Turney
Vehicle accident, possibly in or near Connellsville, PA
April 30, 2017

Tiffany Shelby Minerd - family of Arthur Ralph “Buck” Minerd Sr.

Vehicle crashed into a tree and fence along East Main Street near Uniontown, PA, careening into the porch of one house and coming to rest against another.
April 4, 2019
Matthew Lynn King - family of  Hester Ann "Hessie" (Devan) Logston One of three men in a vehicle on Route 19 near Waynesburg, PA which lost control on a curve and overturned after striking a guardrail and a tree. Sept. 7, 2019 
Robin L. Mayle - family of Sarepta (Kennedy) Mayle Five-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 250 near Corley Church in Barbour County, WV, involving her 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL and a 1994 Western Star dump truck.
Sept. 12, 2019
Brian Michael Starkey - family of Emily Jane (Minerd) Mayle Motorcycle accident in or near Carrollton, OH
Oct. 3, 2020
Matthew Wayne Sealock - family of Ollie Margaret (Miner) Plants On oncoming vehicle crossed Martha Berry Highway near Berry College in Rome, GA and collided with his car head-on.
April 22, 2021
Christina Marie Plumley - family of Eva Jane (Krick) Plumley Automobile accident in Indiana
June 29, 2021
Laura Kathryn Minerd - family of Wilbert Regis "Patsy" Minerd Headed to Thanksgiving Day dinner, was struck and killed by a pickup truck while walking in a restaurant parking lot at the intersection of Highway 74/East Dixon Blvd. and Dekalb Street, Shelby, NC.
Nov. 26, 2021
Sharon (Mosley) Jones - family of Clyde J. Jones Motorcycle accident, probably in Texas.
James William Madden - family of Martha (Fawcett) Shomaker Automobile accident



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