Carrie Maugherman

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Carrie Maugherman - Failure of a rusted fender to work properly,...
Failure of a rusted fender to work properly, according to eye witnesses cost Mrs. Carrie Maughermar, of 234 South Carroll street, South Bend, Indiana, her life shortly after 10 o'clock on Wednesday morning. June 28. The woman met instant death under a street car near the River Park in that city. Mr.s. Maughermar alighted from an east bound Mishawaka car and in attempting to cross the north track on the street railway line stepped directly in front of a car going in the opposite direction from the one from which she had ali' hted. Although moving slowly the car threw its victim ahead of it and before it could be stopped the woman's body was crushed into an unrecognizable mass under the fender. The woman was struck a heavy blow by the car which threw her directly in front of the car and the defective fender refused to pick the body up. The head was horribly crushed by one of the car wheels, a ragged hole was cut in the woman's shoulder and many hones were broken. Authorities believe thatMrs,Maughermar died as the result of a compound fracture of the scalp received when the car wheel hit her head. Mrs. Maughermar, was formerly Miss Carrie Gasper, and was born in this place, .spending the rive years of her life is well known to many residents of Indiana. So far as can be learned ther^ arc no immediate friends of the deceased living in this vicinity. A brother lives in Califor ia, another in Minnesota and a sister lives in Alberta, Can. An only child died in infancy. She was o7 years of age and was the widow of John G. Maughermer, a Civil Wai- veteran, who was known to several Indiana people arid who died about a year ago. first twenfy- here. She of the older

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  1. The Indiana Gazette,
  2. 30 Jun 1911, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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