States: Iowa: Chickasaw
I found the following article on Rev. Father Cornelius Sampson & would like to obtain an obituary or followup article which would give me more information on his life and where he is buried. I could not find him on the Chickasaw cemetery transcription website. Any information would be appreciated.
THE NASHUA REPORTER, Nashua, Iowa, 8 May 1924
Rev. C. Sampson, age about 52 years, was instantly killed and three other persons were injured in an auto accident in Alta Vista last Friday afternoon when car in which they were riding was struck by a freight train. The accident occurred at a crossing in Alta Vista which is not considered dangerous. The driver, Mike Whelen, it is believed did not see the approaching train. Whelen was severely injured, as was his sister, Mary Whelan. The fourth occupant of the car, Miss Lucille Burse, the priest's housekeeper, was not so seriously hurt. The injured were rushed by train to the hospital at New Hampton. The party was on their way from Elma to Riley Ridge, their home.
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