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CROWDER, Ned (1927)

Ned Crowder

Source: Rockville Tribune
Rockville, Parke County, Indiana

Ned Crowder, 40, a farmer of RR A out of Bloomingdale died Thursday afternoon on the way to a hospital from injuries received when he was sturck by a car drive by Arthur Winkler, Clinton. Winkler, who has been employed as an electrician at Logansport was going to Clinton to spend the weekend with his family. The accident occurred 12 miles north of Rockville and about one mile north of Jungle park on US Hiway 41, shortly before noon Thursday. Crowder was riding on a wagon driven by a neighbor farmer, Lew Floyd. Winkler was dirving south and the wagon was going in the same direction. Just as the Clinton man started to pass the wagon Crowder jumped off and in some manner his clothing caught on the side of the wagon, causing him to fall across the pavemet in the path of the approaching auto. The man was hit just as he was trying to get up. WInkler ran his car off the pavement in an attempt to avoid the accident. Crowder sustained injuries to his head and his chest and abdomen were crushed. The injured man was hurried to the hospital but died a half hour after arriving there ,ac ccording to reports. He is survived by his wife and 7 children, his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Crowder, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. It is understood that Winkler carried public liability insurance and his car and the Crowder family will be entitled to compensation. Funeral services were conducted at the home Sat. at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Albert Tomlinson? Interment was in Kingman cem. Coroner Bain Montgomery in his verdict stated that Winkler had done all in his power to avoid the accident.

Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review
Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana
12 Aug 1927

Ned Crowder, aged 40 and resided 5 miles south of Kingman was fatally injured Thursday afternoon about 1:30 o'clock on the Veedersburg-Covington paved highway as he stepped off his wagon and was struck almost instantly afterwards by an automboile driven by AC Winkler of Clinton, Ind. The accident happend about two and a half miles south of Kingman. Dr. AL Ratcliff was called to attend the injured man but found him in a very serious state. Nevertheless an attempt was made to have him removed to Lake View hosptial at Danville and more than 2/3 of the distance had been covered when Covington was reached where the man passed away. Mr. Crowder is survived by a widow and 5 children who reside about two miles south of where the accident occured.

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