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Madden - Fred

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 18 Aug 1965 p 1

KINGMAN - Fredrick Madden, 79, of Kingman was killed Tuesday night when st ruck by a car along the Cates blacktop just northwest of here. State Trooper Jerry VanMeter said the car that hit Madden was driven by William L. Gerard, 55, of Rt. 1, Covington. He said Gerard was not injured in the mishap. According to the officer, Madden had stopped along the highway and was listening to his dogs chase a fox about 9 p.m. The Gerard car approached from the south and met another car. Gerard applied his brakes but skidded into Madden, who was standing behind his parked car. The police report showed that Madden was dead on arrival at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Danville, Ill. He suffered internal injuries, both legs were broken and both feet were severed.

A veteran of WW I, he was a self-employed coal dealer in Indianapolis before he retired. A lifelong resident of Parke County, he was born Oct. 10, 1887, to Anson and Lydia Lindley Madden. He was married to Gladys Furr, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Doris Brock, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Dorene Chaney, of Springfield, Ill., and Mrs. Georgianna Dark, of Kingman. There is one brother, George Madden of Indianapolis, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Woodrow Funeral Home in Kingman where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Rev. Larry McMillin will officiate. Interment will be in Fraternal Cemetery here. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.  --typed by Walt W


Source: The obituary is from a collection by Fauniel Hershberger, saved the 1950's, 60's and 70's. She was a life long resident of Fountain County Indiana.  The collection is now housed at Crawfordsville District Public Library.

KINGMAN - The funeral of Fredrick (Pappy) Madden was held Friday at the Woodrow Funeral Home with Rev. Larry McMillan. Pallbearers who also assisted with flowers were George Lindley of Crawford sville, Lee Clingan of Covington, Samuel Garrad of Veedersburg, Fred Clingan, Hiram Lindley, Donald Moffett, Hubert Henry Glascock and Herschel Wilkins. Burial was in the Fraternal Cemetery. Organ selections were played by Mrs. Dorothy Wright. A coroner's jury in Danville, Ill., Saturday, Sept. 4, ruled the death of Frederick L. Madden, age 79, of Kingman, Ind., accidental. Mr. Madden was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, Aug. 17, after he was struck by an auto driven by William L. Gerard, age 55, of Covington Rt. 1. The accident occurred on a rural northwest of Kingman. Testifying at the inquest were Gerard, State Trooper Gerald VanMeter, the investigating officer, and Ralph Rennick Jr., road, one and a half mil es of Kingman. Gerard said he was traveling north and his vision was obscured by oncoming lights. By the time he saw Mr. Madden standing behind his auto which was parked partially on the road, it was too late to stop, he said. Authorities speculated that Mr. Madden had been forced to stop because of a mechanical malfunction of the automobile. Rennick identified himself at the inquest as the driver of the other approaching auto.

Vermilion County, Ill., Coroner Ralph Sargent said the inquest was held in Illinois since Mr. Madden was pronounced dead in Vermilion County. Serving as jurors were William W. Hendricks, foreman; Kenneth W. Davis Sr ., Jerry Estock, Wayne Pankow, W. L. DeMoss and Thomas Miller. Fred Lindley Madden, 79, Kingman, was dead on arrival at St. Elizabeth Hospita1, Danville, Ill., Tuesday night after he was crushed against his own car parked on the Harveysburg Cross Road, 7-10 mile north and 2-10 mile west of Kingman at 9 a.m. According to police, he was standing behind his car, which was facing north, and was listening to his hounds chase a fox, when a car driven by William L. Gerard, 55, R. 1, Covington, struck him. Police said Gerard couldn't avoid the crash because of an oncoming car. He escaped injury. Investigating were State Troopers Gerry VanMeter and Lloyd Jennings, Fountain County Deputy Sheriff Art Cruea, Jr. and Ralph Sargent, Danville, Ill. Funeral services for Madden will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. from the Woodrow F uneral Home, Kingman. Rev. Larry McMillan will officiate, and burial will be in the Fraternal Cemetery at Kingman. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Born October 10, 1887 at Kingman, Madden was the son of Anson and Lydia Lindley Madden. He married Gladys Furr of Kingman April 29, 1907. He was a birth-right member of Rush Creek Church, Tangier, Ind. A self-employed coal dealer in Indianapolis, he returned to Kingman several years ago when he retired. He was a World War II veteran. Survivors, besides the wife, include three daughters Mrs. Doris Brock, Ind ianapolis; Dorene Chaney, Springfield, Ill., and Georgeanna Dark, Kingman. Also a brother, George Madden, Indianapolis, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  --typed by Walt W

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