20 nov 1924 H welker car wreck

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- J 1 on in of - is - a KILLED IN AUTO l( JOILX CARR COSH0R.V, AGE SIXTEEN, PINJfED UNDER CAR IB OTHERS I H Ltghta Went Out On Paul Richard son's Machine, And It Went Over Culrert Into Big Ditch John Carr Goshorn, sixteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elvln F. Goshorn of 1648 Guilford street, lost his life Wednesday night about 11:30 q'clock when the automobile in which ' he was riding with Paul Rlchardeon, nineteen, and Hersel Welker, twenty, left the road between Huntington and Warren and overturned Into the ditch. Goshorn waa carried into a creek with the car and was buried almost entirely in water and mud.' His body was lifeless when removed and al though every effort was made to re - f tore '"" a11 eflort8 were u'e" less. Richardson euffered from shock and severe cuts and bruises about the body. He was taken to the Roy ' Trout home nearby where first aid was administered. Welker was taken to the Klara Andrew home at Warren, where the boys had been visiting earlier in the evening. Goshorn's body was not recovered from the wreckage until a party of, American Legion men, returning from Hartford City, came upon the scene. A number of men under the direction of Guilford Morrow, succeeded in raising the car and removing the, Ipdy. The boy's feet had become entangled In the top of the machine and his face and head were buried in mud. The accident occurred when the auto lights, known to be defective, went nut completely. The machine veered to the side of the road, struck! a culvert over a small ditch, whirled about in the road and overturned into into the creek bottom, ten feet away.' The boys were returning from Warren, Warren, where they had been visiting girls. They knew that the car lights were bad and attempted to follow a coupe to this city. They were driving driving at a good rate of speed at the time the lights went out. The coups was about 100 feet ahead. The first persons to arrive , on the Bcene were Edmund Patterson, Eddie Payne, Gerald Saal and Paul Bowman. Bowman. The boys were unable to secure aid from the nearby farm houses and it was not until American Legion men arrived that Goshorn was removed. ' Help Richardson had summoned had succeeded in removing Welker before he went to the Roy Trout home where he aroused Mr. Trout Will and 0, A. Souers and a companion, companion, who were coon - hunting, were attracted to the scene by calls of the boys and others who gathered, and Will Souers, equipped with hip boots, waded Into the water and attached a. rope to the car. and twenty men on a block and tackle righted it, enabling - Mr. Souers to get to Goshorn'a body. Welker was brought to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent R. Welker, of 520 Iva "street, Thursday' morning from Warren. It was found - that he was suffering chiefly from' shock and exposure, although he was ' badly bruleed. Welker said be was pinned down by the car, bis right arm being fast in such a way that his companion, Richardson, could not get him loose without help. As a result Welker was pinned in the icy mud and water for about half an hour, able only to get; his nose and mouth out so he could breathe. . ; Richardson was brought to this city, Thursday morning, by I. E. Clark, an uncle, and John Richardson, his' brother. His Injuries, cuts and bruises, bruises, said not to be extensive or ser - i lous, were dressed by a payelcian and; he was taken to the home of his par - ) ents. Mr. and Mr. Jamas Richardson.' on the Mishler road. Goshorn suffered a broken necn In . the accident and died instantly ac - coraing to tne unaertaxer, wno carea for the body. There were no scratches scratches or bruises on the boy's body and no water in the lungs which Indicated Indicated that he did not drown or strangle to death. Goshorn was born December 5, 1908, to Elwln and Darllne Goshorn. Surviving are the parents, brothers and sisters, Katherlne, Everett Margaret Margaret Evelyn, George Richard and BHly Wayne. The grandparents live at Osslan. , Goshorn was employed at the George Toung t Son meat market on

Clipped from The Huntington Herald20 Nov 1924, ThuPage 1

The Huntington Herald (Huntington, Indiana)20 Nov 1924, ThuPage 1
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