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Mrs. George Foland, Obit, AR & MO
Posted by: Bonnie Tiner Date: December 02, 2001 at 02:14:46
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What was her first name ???? Lane?

Obituaries of Benton County, Arkansas Vol. 9, 1928-1929

Foland, Mrs George W. (Lane) - Mrs. George Foland, wife of George Foland, former manager of the Bear State Oil co. in Joplin and Rogers was killed Saturday night when the car in which she was riding ran of U.S. Highway Ho. 71 just north of Lowell and crashed into a telephone pole with such force as to shatter the pole. Mrs Foland was thrown violently out of the car with such force as to break her neck. She was hurried to Rogers for medical treatment but died a short time afterwards. Her only son, Walter Foland, was driving the car and lost control of it when the steering gear became locked. He was only slightly injured. The two were on their way home from Fort Smith where they had gone to attend a wedding. Mrs Foland was well known in Rogers where she lived for several years and also known in Bentonville. Mr. Foland came to Rogers as soon as possible after the accident and had the body taken to her former home in Altamont, Kan. for burial. [Benton County Record & Democrat & sun 9/6/28] [Rogers Daily News 0/4/28]

Mrs. George W. Foland of Joplin, a former resident of Rogers and for a number of years one of the best known club women of this city, was killed Saturday night in an automobile accident a few miles south of Rogers. She died a few minutes after being brought to the Home Hospital here. Mrs. Foland was en route to Rogers from Fort Smith with her only son, Howard Foland, and had expected to spend the night here with friends. They had attended a wedding of friends in Fort Smith earlier in the day and were driving a Ford sedan. The accident occurred on Highway No 71 between Rogers and Lowell, just about half way between the towns, at the old Johnson farm. There is a cross road intersection here and because of some mechanical trouble with the car, it swung to the left hand side of the road at the intersection and struck the corner post of the fence, knocked it down and crashed into a huge oak tree. The car was overturned, the door smashed open and Mrs. Foland thrown out. the injury that caused her death was evidenced by a bruise just under the right ear and it is supposed the spinal column was fractured or broken. Howard received minor injuries but was able to stop a passing car and get his mother to the hospital and then notify his father by phone of the tragedy before collapsing himself. Mr. Foland had gone to Kansas on Saturday to take Mrs. Foland's father, William Lane, who lived with them most of the time, to his former home at Altamont to visit with another daughter. He reached Rogers at an early hour Sunday morning. The A.D. Callison Undertaking Co. of Rogers too charge of the body and drove through to Altamont early Monday morning where the funeral service were held that afternoon at her old home at 2:00 o'clock. The Folands were residents of Rogers for a number of years, Mr. Foland owning and operating the Bear State Oil company. The lived at Sixth and Cypress, selling the place to the present owner, W.M. Griffith. Mrs. Foland was secretary of the Wo mans Progressive Club for several years and an active member of the Presbyterian church, as well as taking an active part in the School Improvement Association work and other civic movements. She was a splendid type of womanhood and the entire community was shocked to learn of her sudden and untimely death. The family left Rogers three years ago this fall and went to Pensacola, Florida, expecting to locate, but it did not agree with Mrs. Foland's health and they returned to Rogers, sold their home here and moved to Joplin where they had since resided and where Mr. Foland is still in the oil business. Howard, the only child, is a graduate of Rogers High School and a fine young man. He idolized his mother and the shock of her accidental death is a terrible blow to him. [Rogers Democrat 9/6/28]


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