Bennie Rodaway - Nov 1930 Accident

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and the be oe his com evei gun bin tliej the' the ou opinion get It as gun be told and did him Benny Rodaway is Killed WhenStruck By Auto Monday Accident Happens About 8:30 a. m. Near Wesley Chapel A shocking over in the tragedy occurred Wesley Chapel in of al at ir. neighborhood Monday morning In which Bennie. the nine-year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Rodawar. met almost Instant death. The Rodaways live about 1 % miles southwest of the Wesley Chapel church on the corner just east of Kzra Plumb. Their children attend school at Benton two miles west of there. This Monday morning the children had started to school and little Bennie, a little behind the rest, came out from the house on the run and started west after the rest. The wind was blowing fiercely and he had his head down facing it. He was at one side of the main track of the road. Just then Ellsworth Smith, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Smith, came up behind him from the east, driving a Buick coupe. Just before he reached the lad, the little fellow suddenly started to cross the road. He evidently then heard the car and started back so quickly that it was Impossible for the driver to stop or to dodge him, although he skidded his car and stopped within a few feet. The front fender struck him and knocked him over and both wheels passed over him. They quickly picked him up and carried him back to his homo and Dr. D. M. Kline of Malvern was summoned. He came out in quick time, but the boy was dead when he reached him. An examination showed that his ribs were crushed In. a deep gash was cut across his head by a bolt or some projection from the car, and his neck was broken. Dr. Kline returned vern and had a call to Mai- sent to County Coroner Raynor of Glenwood. Mr. Raynor came out In ' mates and ^ HUt , I Hastings all speak he decided that an Inquest was unnecessary as It was evidently an unavoidable accident. It was a tragic affair nnd no one feels any worse over the matter than Ellsworth Smith, the unfortunate driver. He is known as a careful driver and a steady reliable boy who would not willingly injure any one. He is a student in the' Hastings ,H S h £ t school and at th e time of the ac "o cident had been over to assis bis brother in some work befor starting for Dec. to school. His school acquaintances in In highes terms of him. Funeral services were held ii the Wesley Chapel c h u r c 1 Wednesday afternoon at 2-30 conducted by the pastor, Uev. Lauren D. Thomas and burial made in the Wesley Chapel cemetery. The lad is survived by his parents, four brothers, and one sister. I It was a most shocking trag- edy and ^ ^^ y™« have the deepest sympathy of the entire community. and Des attended celebration Des great Carl

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  1. The Malvern Leader,
  2. 27 Nov 1930, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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