Una Domer Gillies - obituary

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Una Domer Gillies - obituary - MRS. GILLIES KILLED AS CAR STRIKES TREE...
MRS. GILLIES KILLED AS CAR STRIKES TREE Well-Known Former Franklin Woman Victim of Accident in Conneautville. Mrs TTna D. Gillies. 65. of 17 Lancaster Avenue, Greenville, ixhn lpft Franklin less than two years ago following the death of her husband. William OlllieS. was killed shortly before 3 p. m. Wednesday when a car in which she was a passenger left the high way in the borough oi conneautville and crashed into a tree. Three other persons in the auto mobile were badly injured. They are: Mrs. R. M. Thompson, 68, of 25 Lebanon Avenue, Greenville, chest iniuries. multiple bruises and shock. Charles Zacher, 26, of Pius burgh, a student at Thiel College who roomed . at the Thompson home, driver of the car, both legs broken. Michael Hinkson, aged three years, grandson of Mrs. Thomp son, fracture of right leg, possible skull fracture, multiple lacer ations and puncture wounds of face and left wrist. Reports Car Going Slowly. Mrs. Fred Aho, of Conneautville, who was following the Thompson car, told State Police that the death car suddenly swerved to the opposite side of the highway and crashed into the tree. Mrs. Aho said it appeared to her that the steering gear of the car broke. She reported the car traveling at a moderate rate of speed. The automobile, a 1941 Dodge sedan, was demolished. The accident occurred just inside the limits of Conneautville on Route 18. It was also reported that Zacher intended to apply the brake, but stepped on the throttle instead. The impact against the tree drove the motor back under the center of the front floor board. j Mrs. Gillies died while being removed to the hospital. All of the injured were removed , to the Greenville Hospital in am-! bulances. The hospital reported today that while the injured were1 suffering much pain and shock! their general conditions were re-! garded as good. ! Dr. H. H. Walker, deputy coro-l ner of Crawford County, reported! that Mrs. Gillies died of a crushed chest and a broken leg. The Gillies family resided for several years at 1234 Otter Street. Mrs. Gillies was employed for a number of years in the accounting department of the Printz Co. Years ago she was employed in the editorial department of the Venango Daily Herald and was! highly regarded for her ability! as a writer, reporting many church and religious group events for The News-Herald. She was a member of the First Evangelical United Brethren! Church and worked tirelessly in: that church during her residence 1 in Franklin. She was also active ! in the Willard W. C. T. U. and ; served for a time as its president. I She was one of the organizers of the Zoller Prayer Group here. Mrs. Gillies was a woman of tnanv artmirahl traifc fripnrllv ana cneenui, sue was ever otuvc to help those in distress. Mrs. Gillies was born at Rock land, the only child of William and Clara Baer Domer. She spent herj early me in Kocwana ana graduated from the Oil City High School and Welsh's Business Col lege in Oil City. In 1917 she went to Greenville and resided there the remainder' of her life except for four years in Franklin. She was married to William Gillies, of Franklin, on Aug. 5, 1941. Mr. Gillies died in February, 1945. Mrs. Gillies was a stenographer- clerk in the Bessemer Railroad: office in Greenville from 1918 to 1941. During her residence in Green- ville she was an active member i of Calvary Evangelical U. B.I Church. She was a member of the! church choir, an assistant teacher! of a Sunday School class and for a! number of years was leader of the ! Young People's Missionary Circle. She had charge of a girl's har monica band that gave concerts in various churches. She was a mem ber of the W. C. T. U. and Orpheus Club at Greenville. Surviving are an aunt, Mrs. Charles Stroup, Franklin; an uncle, Rev. P. W. Baer, of Johnstown, and a number of cousins here. Funeral services will be held at Greenville at 1:30 p. m. Saturday. PENNA. ANTI-LYNCHIXG LAW IS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR HARRISBURG UP Gov. James H. Duff approved today a re-enactment of Pennsylvania's anti-lynching law. The measure retains the present act which provides that all members of lynch mobs be tried for murder and that police officers lax in preventing such crimes be fined $5,000 or imprisoned for five years, or both. The only change in the new law increases from $10,000 to $25,000 the amount of money which would be paid to the dependents of lynch victims by counties in which such crimes occur. Japanese industries are set to start exporting familiar products, ranging from electric light bulbs to toys to the United States. CAB A HOME RADIOS REPAIRFD David E. Witherup Open Daily 9 a. m. S p. m. Taesdar, Thario'ar, Saturday 'till Sit 13th St. Phone 111. DANIELS MOVING -- STORAGE Phone 1000 Have MAKKET FKESH foods the Year Around With THE NEW MAYTAG HOME FREEZER SEE IT TODAY! FINK'S APPLIANCE STORE 412-414 13th St. Phone 257

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  1. The News-Herald,
  2. 10 Jul 1947, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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