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CARR, Eugene


Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review - 4 September 1968 p 13

Eugene Carr, 42, of Linnsburg, employee of the HyTex Brick Co. northeast of the city was crushed fatally while helping wreck a brick kiln Tuesday morning. Carr was injured shortly after 8 a.m. and died at Culver Hospital before noon. Death was reported due to internal injuries. Carr and another workman, Wallace Davis of New Ross, were using an acetylene torch to cut a steel rod holding together two I-beams that supported a smokestack at the side of the brick kiln they were dismantling. As the rod was severed, the 20-foot tall stack, built of bricks, fell on Carr, striking him across the back and crushing his abdomen. After Carr's death, Dr. Samuel Millis, county coroner, was called and an autopsy was performed. Deputy Sheriff Bill Groves also conducted an investigation. Carr had been an employee of the Hy-Tec firm for 19 years. Born July 26, 1926, near Veedersburg in Fountain County, he was the son of Troy Russell and Martha Arnetta Gross Carr. He was married Jan. 18, 1951, in Crawfordsville to Nancy J. McCown. They lived in Crawfordsville for a time and then moved to Wingate where they lived two years. Eleven years ago they moved to Linnsburg and had resided there since. During World War II, Carr served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He attended school at Sterling and was a member of the Crawfordsville Moose Lodge. Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Marsha Lynn Carr, 16; three sons, Michael Eugene, 13, Gary Dean, 9, and Paul Allen, 7; the father, who now lives in Attica; seven sisters, Mrs. Gene Oxley of Cincinnati, Mrs. George Pickett, of Hobart, Mrs. Paul Hiland of Covington, Mrs. Robert Rahm of Attica, Mrs. Harold Ridge of Waynetown, Mrs. Ted Hutts of Attica and Mrs. Robert Pollock of Indianapolis, and three brothers, Marx and Leon Carr, both of Cincinnati, and David Carr of Attica. He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Donald. Funeral services are pending at the bright Funeral Home in Crawfordsville.

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review - 7 September 1968 p 6:3

Funeral services for Eugene Carr were conducted Friday morning at the Bright Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Shotts as the officiating minister. Curtis E. Bright was the organist, playing requested selections. The pallbearers, who also assisted with flowers, were Floyd Wilson, Herschell Davis, Max Thompson, Art Williams, Chester Hester and Charles Hobbs. Burial was in the family plot in Memory Gardens Cemetery at Rockville. The memorial services of the Loyal Order of Moose were given Thursday night. Those in charge were governor, Herman Allen; prelate, John DeStefano; junior governor, Wendell Vermillion, and Floyd Wilson, Billy Borttorff, Fred Conkright and Ronald Borttorff. - Card of Thanks - We wish to express our appreciation and sincere thanks to our relatives, neighbors and friends for their many acts of kindness, for the beautiful floral tributes and food sent at the death of our loved one, Eugene Carr. Especially we thank Rev. Robert Shotts, the Moose Lodge, the casket bearers, Dr. John W. Humphreys, the Bright Funeral Home and anyone who helped in any way. - the family of Eugene Carr

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