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 - JEWELER ON WAY 10 notice the of a F. WHEN...
JEWELER ON WAY 10 notice the of a F. WHEN KILLED C. W. Wickersham lo Help Dauglitei brale When Accident Occurred. , Coillillii , . (,eJe-, he The further details of the tragedy of yesterday afternoon which ended the life of C. W. Wickersham, the well known jeweler of ,this city, obtained this morning from Coroner A. H. Dixon, show that Wickersham was instantly killed, as he was caught between the wheel and the seat of his big seven passenger Winton Six as it toppled over a five foot, embankment. The accident occurred two miles from Caliente east of the Junction of the Kernville and Lorraine roads. Wlckersham's neck was broken, th^ steering post crushed in his chest over the heart, and his left cheek bone was broken. Wickersham was coming down from his camp at Fairview thirty miles above Kernville, with his twelve year old son, Walter, and Carl Walters, employed in the local oil fields, who was camped near Wickersham. The elder son Charles was left at the onmp. Wickersham and his" son. Walter, were coming to Bakersfield to help celebrate the ninth birthday anniversary of his daughter, {Catherine, and intended to return to the camp iiim- > be . ( y ' ^ ap |_ Mvet p oat j The car was coasting down a s'.i?lit tyhen the sharp curve twn m'lo-! from Caliente was reached. The left. front wheel went into the soft, oiirt't at the side of the bank and nlow-ri •„ furrough for about 10 feet when the rear wheel dropped over and t'-o car turned completely over. Walters was thrown into n bm'hed wire fence at the left of the mad, >"'t his right leg was caught under the car. He was badly cut on the shoul- on one hand. The son was d er a,1< J thrown clear of the machine nnd sir- tall >ed a sprained; back. Walters fi- naIlv sot clear of the car. found Wick- ersham and his son both unconscious and walked to Caliente where he obtained aid. Dr. N. N. Brown was summoned and Walters and the garage man at Caliente returned to the scene of the accident. They found that Wickersham was dead and tried to remove the body from under th<» car. They were unable to do so and had to return to Caliente to get more men. Coroner Dixon was then summoned. I Funeral This Evening. | The remains were brought to the parlors of Templeljon fc Company in this city. Funeral services will be held this evening at 7:30 o'clock in the Elks' hall. The Elks will meet at the hall at 7 o'clock and proceed to the undertaking parlors, from whence they will escort the body back to the lodge rooms, i The pall bearers will be F. G. Mun- v;er, A. P. G. Kahler, Fred Hall, Harry Thomas, J. A. Hughes and Lyman Lio- well. The remains will be taken to It Fresno tomorrow morning for crema- tion. Known Throughout 8tate. Mr. Wickersham was a native of Missouri and was fifty years of age. He is survived by his parents who reside in Seattle besides his wife and three children in Bakersfield. He came to California sixteen years ago and married Miss Crosby in Sacramento in 1900. He came to Bakersfield a year later and opened a jewelry and stationary business developing since then one of the largest jewelry stores in the valley. He was a brother of the late Frank Wickersham, supervisor in Fresno county. w

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 23 Jun 1916, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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