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James Hoover "Jimmy" Noe 1924-1941


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/15/2013 at 13:51:17

Local Youths Cut and Bruised When Auto Hits Culvert
Four Estherville boys received minor injuries when the auto in which they were riding hit the abatement of a bridge just south of Dunnell, Minn. late Wednesday afternoon. The youths, Bob Reid, Milton Davis, Donald Manthe and Jimmy Noe were enroute to Dunnell with Bob driving the car of his father, M. P. Reid. Hitting loose gravel the car swerved and struck the bridge abatement sending the vehicle into the ditch.

All were taken to the Coleman hospital and treated for shock, cuts and bruises. The car was towed to a garage at Dunnell.

Jimmy Noe was most seriously hurt. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 3, 1941)

Jimmy Noe Killed in Crash
Car Leaves Road, Rams Into Culvert
Three Other Youths Are Injured
James Noe, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Vance Noe, died from internal injuries received late yesterday afternoon when a car in which he was riding struck a cement culvert abutment two miles south of Dunnell and turned over into a ditch in which there was three feet of water.

The accident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. and Noe died last night at 11 p.m. at Coleman hospital. Internal injuries to young Noe’s heart, lungs and abdomen were said by an attending physician to be the cause of his death.

Also involved in the accident were Robert Reid, driver of the car, Donald Manthe and Milton Davis. They received only minor cuts and bruises.

Going to Buy Fireworks
The boys were on their way to Dunnell to purchase Fourth of July fireworks, Reid said, when he noticed a cigarete lighter in the car went off the highway onto the grass shoulder and ran into the cement abutment. The abutment didn’t extend above the level of the highway, Reid said, and he didn’t see it.

Noe was riding in the back seat of the car, Reid said. He complained after the accident that “he couldn’t breathe well”, according to Reid, but didn’t lose consciousness and none of the boys knew he was seriously hurt until they got to the hospital. The boys were brought immediately to Coleman hospital by a Dunnell garageman, R.W. Swenberg, who happened by shortly after the accident.

The car landed in the ditch, on its top but the boys had no difficulty in getting out of the car, although they did have some trouble in getting young Noe out of the ditch.

All in High School
All four boys are Estherville high school students. Davis suffered a cut arm, Manthe a cut on the knee and on one elbow and Reid a cut cheek and badly cut finger. The car is a wreck, he said.

Reid is the son of M.B. Reids, Manthe of the O.F. Manthes and Davis, of the Milton Davises.

Noe, a high school sophomore, is survived by his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Selmer Amdal and Jeanne Noe, both of Estherville, and one brother, Rex Noe, of Chicago. No funeral arrangements have been made as yet.

The Noe boy has been active in DeMolay work in Estherville, and in the Baptist church and Sunday school. He was born June 21, 1924 and had lived in Estherville since his birth. He attended school here and was to have been a high school sophomore in the fall. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 3, 1941)

Noe Funeral Services at 2:30 Today
Funeral services for James Noe, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Vance Noe, were to be held at 2:30 this afternoon in the Baptist church. Burial was to be in Oak Hill cemetery.

The Rev. G.E. Forssell of the Baptist church, the Rev. J. Albert Riggs of Wesley, and the Rev. Fred Sawyer were taking part in the services. At the grave members of the DeMolay, in which Noe was active, were to hold special services.

Pallbearers were to be high school friends of James Noe, Aubrey Cresap, Dick Manthe, Milton Davis, Carroll Knutsen, Benny Nicholas and Bob Nelson. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 5, 1941)

Services for James Noe Held Saturday
The Baptist church was crowded to capacity Saturday when funeral services were held for James Noe, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vance Noe, who passed away Wednesday night following an automobile accident that afternoon.

The Rev. Fred W. Sawyer preached the funeral sermon and the obituary and prayer were read by the Rev. J. Albert Riggs, of Wesley, former pastor of the local Baptist church. Music was furnished by Rev. and Mrs. G.E. Forssell and Mrs. John Greig.

Burial was made in the Oak Hill cemetery. School friends of James served as pallbearers. They were Aubrey Cresap, Dick Manthe, Milton Davis, Carroll Knutson, Benny Nickolas and Bob nelson. Members of the DeMolay held a special service at the grave. Noe was an active member of this organization.

The many beautiful floral offerings and the expressions of sympathy told of the high esteem in which James and his family are held by the entire community. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 8, 1941)


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