Obituarly for Elizabeth Ake Gibboney, sister of great grandfather, Albert
CORONER WILL NOT CONDUCT INQUEST The body of Mrs., Elizabeth Gib- 'one'y. aged 73, of 1604 Eleventh street, who was fatally injured when struck by a Hollldaysburg street car at Twelfth avenue, near Fourteenth itreel, at 11.40 o'clock yesterday morning, was removed to the Stevens mortuary yesterday afternoon at tho direction of her nephew, Eugene Ake of 706 Fifteenth street. Mrs. Gibbouey died as she was being removed to the Altoona hospital, having suffered a fracture of the skull. Her head struck the pavement when she was hit by the car as she stepped from between two automobiles that were narked on Twelfth avenue. Throe hours elapsed before Mrs. Gibboney's identity was established and it was through'the efforts of the Altnona Mirror that it was determined who she was. The clue by which this ivas accomplished was a small loaC-of bread which ahe was carrying in her handbag when she was struck. When the first edition of The Mirror with the account of the fatality came off the press, William Cox, employed in the composing room, who with his family knew Mrs. Gibboney, concluded by the description given of the then unidentified woman, that ahe might be Mrs. Gibboney. The possibility that the dead-woman was Mrs. Gibboney was strengthened by the fact that but a short time before the accident Mrs. Gibboney had been at the Cox home 1107. Twelfth street where, siie displayed a loaf of bread such as the woman had with her when she was killed. The members of the Cox family knew little about the family connections oE Mrs. Gibboney except' that she had a brother by the name of Ake' residing on Uexington avenue. Tfce Altoona Mirror got in touch with Albert J. Ake of 227 Lexington avenue. This gentleman is up in years but be was taken to the hospital by a Mirror representative. No attention had been given the body o£ the dead woman and because her features were still disfigured as a result of the accident, the brother could not give a positive Identification. He was able to tell The Mirror where she roomed and Mrs. T. D. Lantz, of 1004 Eleventh street, at whose home Mrs, Gibboney Jjved, was next taken to the hospital morgue by a. Mirror/ representative and ahe positively iden' lifted the body as that" of Mrs. Gib boney. The identification waa made sure by the clothing and jewelry .which she wore. Coroner Chester C. Rothrock made in investigation of the accident and be announced today that unless further investigation reveals a new angle to the accident an inquest will not.be necessary. He found that the car, piloted by Operator William E. Knepper of 2G24 Eighth avenue, had stopped at Fourteenth street to discharge, and take on passengers and as . iL moved past the Gable annex, Mrs. Gibboney stepped from the curb between two automobiles and waa struck by the car ami knocked down. Knepper stopped the car within "a few feet. Mrs. Gibboney.was born In Williamsburg. She was a descendent of Jacob Ake, one of the pioneer settlers oC Blair county, who about 17&0 established the first school in Blair county. Her parents, who about 179( established the first school in Blair county. Her parents were Simon one Romania Ake. Her husband, Luthei Gibboney, died twelve years ugo. Two brothers and two Bister survive, follows: Albert and George' Ake "ant Mrs. Molly Mounts of this city and Mrs. Clyde Lauffcr of Williamnburg. Funeral services will be held at 2.3C o'clock Monday afternoon at Stevens memorial chapel with Rev. Dr. J. W Francis, pastor or the First Presby tci'ian church, officiating. The de ceased was 'a member of the Firs Presbyterian church. Interment wil be mude in Falrviow cemetery. Tin body may be viewed at the Steven mortuary at any time prior to th services?.