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BORK, Alfred, Emma & Janice (1946)


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 1/14/2010 at 13:18:16


Tragedy Strikes Shortly After Start of Minnesota Fishing Trip

OSAGE, IOWA -- Three persons were killed in an automobile accident five miles north of here on highway 218 Sunday afternoon in the first fatal highway mishap in Mitchell county this year. The dead were Alfred H. Bork, Charles City, Iowa, his mother, Mrs. Emma Bork, and his daughter, Janice, 3.

Bork died instantly, Janice died a few hours after the accident at Nissen Hospital at Osage and Mrs. Bork died while being taken in an ambulance from Osage to Charles City.

Bork, his wife and two children, Phillip and Janice, and his mother, were en route to Minnesota for a fishing trip. The Charles City man, driving a car owned by Glenn O'Neill, had passed another car and apparently lost control as he sought to get back into the right traffic lane to avoid hitting an automobile coming from the opposite direction.

The Bork car went into the ditch and rolled over three times. Bork was thrown through the top. His wife and sons suffered minor injuries. The deaths were the first highway fatalities in Iowa since last Wednesday and brought to 188 the death toll in traffic accidents since the first of the year.

Funeral service for the three have been tentatively set for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Charles City, with Reverend Walter M. Fritschel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City.

[ Waterloo Daily Courier Monday, May 27, 1946 ]


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