Indianapolis News 28 Dec 1915 page 18

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HOLIDAY JOY ENDED BY GRANDMOTHER'S DEATH MRS. COMRAD . BAUER KILLED DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS FEA8T. HIT BY TRAIN AT CROSSING A tragedy In which death played a part drove the holiday cheer from the home of Conrad Bauer, a retired butcher, 1331 West Michigan street, last night, and ended a family habit established, by the Bauers many years ago. Mrs. Laura Bauer. Conrad's wife, the mother of twelve children, all of whom had participated In the annual Christmas celebration held at the Bauer home, was killed by a passenger train on the Chicago division of the Big Four railroad at Holmes avenue and West Michigan street, early in the evening. - Death was instantaneous, a deputy coroner said. Thirty - Six at Feast. In keeping with a custom of years, the children and their families spent Sunday, the day after Christmas, at the parents' home. A dinner was served in the evening, after which all of them the parents, the children, and twenty - two grandchildren assembled around a huge Christmas tree to see what Santa Claus had brought them. Twenty - four hours later Mr - and Mrs. Bauer started to the home or their eldest daughter. Mrs. Mary Scbendel. 468 Haugb street. As they neared the railroad crossing at, West Michigan street and Holmes avenue, they heard an inbound train approaching. Believing they could cross the tracks in safety, they did not stop. Mr. Bauer, walking slightly In advance of his wife, crossed safely, but the cylinder box of the engine struck Mrs. Bauer in trie back and she was burled several feet - - , - It was not discovered that she was dead until after she had been placed on the train to be taken . to the union station, where a physician had been summoned. Dr. Paul Robinson, deputy coroner, said the woman's back had been broken and that she suffered a probable fracture of the skull. , - Could not Stop in Time. Thomas Malls." the . engineer, 2414 College avenue, said that he saw the couple just as they were about to cross the tracks. He said he blew the whisUe and applied the emergency brakes, but It was then too late to avoid the accident Malia said that Mrs. Bauer was carrying an umbrella, and that because of this - she probably did not see how near the train was. The train was passenger train No. 18, and waa in the charge of Harry Pat - tenburger, conductor, 8115 Kenwood avenue. - . ' " . Mrs. Bauer Is survived by her husband, four sons and eight daughters. - -

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