Sylvia Bigford June 10, 1938 Page 2, Col. 4

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Sylvia Bigford
June 10, 1938
THE RHINELANDER INQUEST TO BE HELD IN DEATH OF PEDESTRIAN Coroner Plans to Have Jury Hear Evidence in Death of Pelican Lake Woman. An inquest into the death of Mrs. Arthur Bigford, 49-year-old t'elican Lake resident who was instantly killed near her home yesterday when struck by a car on Highway 45-47, will be held early next week. Coroner Ru,dolph Carlson said today. today. A jury* \Vill be selected tomorrow tomorrow to hear, testimony in the case. thV coroner added. Mrs. Bigford, who has lived in Pelican Lake only a short lime, was killed shortly before noon yesterday yesterday when she was knocked down and run over by a car driven by John Repenski. of Jennings. Her death was the third traffic fatality in Oneida county this year, and it occurred just one month after two youths were killed when their light truck turned over near Three Lakes. Sheriff Hans Rodd and Coroner Carlson, who were called to the accident accident scene for investigation of the death, said today that information regarding the mishap was obtained frorri a number of witnessds. All will be asked to testify at the inquest inquest next week. Kan to Get Dog. Mrs. Bigford, who was walking with her dog, was directly in front of the residence of Spencer Harris in Pelican Lake when the dog ran across the paved highway. She called called the dog and then went across the road after it. A car going north on the highway, highway, driven by Rose Steffens of Kenosha, Kenosha, stopped to allow Mrs. Bigford Bigford to cross the road. As the Pelican Pelican Lake woman started back across the highway Repenski's car approached from the north. Two Antigb boys, Robert Herman, 1027 Fourth avenue, -and Ralph Strand- b6rg, 1016 Arctic street, who were hitchhiking, saw the oncoming car and yelled to Mrs. Bigford. She apparently did riot hear their warning, however, and continued across the pavement. Repenski's car struck her, knocked her to the pavement and ran over her body. So severe was the impact that Mrs. Bigford's clothing was practically j torn from her body. I; , .County Traffic Officer Merrill Hibbard, who was in Pelican Lake, was called to the scene immediately. immediately. He put in calls for a doctor ahd Sheriff Rodd and Coroner Carlson. ! and, then took charge at the acci- i dent scene until the county authorities authorities arrived. Leaves One Son. The officers said Repenski's car struck Mrs. Bigford at a point 1,000 i'eet north of Charles Herman's "Walla-Walla" tavern and 825 : fpe£ south of the Pelican Lake village^ limits, where a sign warns motorists to drive 20 miles per. hour. In Repenski's car, a .1932 Ford coupe, Mrs. Louis Petgall was a passengers, passengers, the officers added. Mrs. Bigford had been living in a house trailer at Pelican Lake with her husband, who is station agent for the North Western railway. Besides Besides .her husband she leaves onpt son, Arthur, Jr., of Milwaukee. The body was taken to an Antigo funeral home.' Funeral arrangements arrangements were incomplete today. i i I j I

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  1. The Rhinelander Daily News,
  2. 10 Jun 1938, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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