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Re: Augusta, Dean, Donald , and Dorothry Schultz 1934 Deaths
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: May 17, 2012 at 14:21:00
In Reply to: Augusta, Dean, Donald , and Dorothry Schultz 1934 Deaths by Dalene Worthington of 124

Hi. I'm not related to this family. There was a HORRIBLE accident. I'm so sorry. Here is the newspaper article:

Date: 1934-01-14;
Paper: Omaha World Herald

Accident at Gresham Demolishes Car on Crossing. - Gresham, Neb., Jan 13 -
Adolph Schultz saw his wife and three children killed instantly today in a grade crosing [sic] accident near here.
The victims-Mrs. Schultz, 37, Dorothy, 10, Donald, 8, and Dean, 3--were dead when Schultz and trainmen picked them up. Soon afterwards, Schultz became hysterical and was taken home.
County Attorney John Riddell later said no inquest will be held unless relatives ask it.
A North Western motor train hit the Schultz sedan just behind the driver's seat as it reached the crossing a mile southwest of here. The family was en route to town for Saturday shopping and for a farmers' elevator meeting.
Schultz was riding with Carl Schlueter, a neighbor, who had happened by, and they were about 70 feet behind the Schultz car. As the Schlueter automobile topped a rise from which the road descended steeply to the crossing, the two men saw the collision.
Mrs. Schultz at the wheel, was thrown into the back seat. The body of one of the children dropped from the car, but the others were carried along for one thousand feet.
Parts of the car had to be pried away to free the bodies. A gaping hole in the radiator stalled the motor train.
The bodies were taken to the Harold Matzner from [sic] home near the scene of the accident and removed later to Gresham.

I hope this helps. Annie

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