BOWERS, Sarah B. 1880–1937
Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 3/8/2013 at 13:11:43
Mrs. James Bowers Fatally Injured in Auto Crash Wed.
One Dead, Three Injured When Autos Collide at Conrad Corners
Mrs. James Bowers, 56, of Conrad was fatally injured and three others were injured last Wednesday when an auto driven by Charles Diehl of Grundy Center collided with one driven by James Bowers of Conrad.
The crash occurred about 5:15 p.m. on Highway No. 14 at the Conrad Corners, one and one half miles west of Conrad. Poor visibility due to a heavy mist was a contributing cause of the accident. Mr. and Mrs. Bowers were coming from Grundy Center and as the Bowers car made the turn to come into Conrad, it collided with the Diehl car which was coming from the south. Both cars were badly damaged and the Bowers car is beyond repair.
The injured were taken to the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown where Mrs. Bowers died a few hours later. She suffered a fractured skull and other injuries. Mr. Bowers is still in the hospital for treatment of severe lacerations about the face and head. Mr. Diehl was released from the hospital last Thursday as he suffered only minor injuries. His wife suffered from shock and cuts and bruises. She was quite badly cut about the face when her eye glasses shattered.
Mrs. Bowers was buried in the Marshalltown cemetery Saturday afternoon from the Pursel Funeral Parlors with the Rev. Mr. Trickey in charge. A large number of people from this community attended the services.
Sarah B. George, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. George was born in Marshalltown July 23, 1880. She lived in Marshalltown until her marriage to Mr. Bowers April 15, 1931. Since that time she has made her home in Conrad. She is survived by five sisters and one brother.
Source: Unknown newspaper clipping found in scrapbook belonging to my great grandmother.
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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